Filaments ± 1 mm. long; anthers 1–2 mm. long.
Flowers fragrant, solitary or sometimes 2(–3) from one cushion shoot or rarely in 2–3-flowered cymes, pendulous; pedicels 0.35–1.4 cm., lengthening to ± 2.5 cm. in fruit.
Leaf-blades elliptic to obovate-elliptic, 0.5–3.3 cm. long, 0.35–1.8 cm. wide, rounded to truncate or emarginate at the apex, cuneate or attenuate at the base, ciliate with curved bristly hairs and often sparsely scabrid above with short tubercle-based hairs, glabrous beneath or with very few hairs; petiole 1.5–5 mm. long, bristly or glabrous.
Corolla white or cream, turning pinkish buff or yellow or greenish white; tube 3 mm. long; lobes ovate, 4.5–5 mm. long, 3–3.8 mm. wide.
Calyx cupular, the tube 1.5–2(–3) mm. long; lobes 5(–6), triangular, 1.5–3(–4) mm. long, 1.2–1.8 mm. wide, ciliate, tomentose inside.
Fruits translucent orange, globose, 6–8 mm. diameter; endocarp bony, sharply and prominently ridged, breaking into 4 single-seeded pyrenes 4.8 × 3.2 × 2.8 mm.
Ovary 7 mm. diameter; style ± 4 mm. long, bifid for 1.5–3 mm.; stigmas capitate or ± pileus-shaped.
Much-branched shrub 0.4–2.5(–4.5) m. tall, the upper branches often ± scandent; older stems pale grey, striate, with very reduced lateral branchlets bearing flowers and leaves, with very few bristly hairs on the young shoots but otherwise glabrous.