Shrubs or trees, 4-6 m tall, evergreen. Branches slender, angular, glabrous, with convex lenticels. Petiole 0.7-1.7 cm, thick, glabrous; leaf blade elliptic-ovate to broadly elliptic, 7-18 × 5-8 cm, leathery, abaxially light greenish and glabrous, adaxially green and shiny, secondary veins 7-9 on each side of midvein, reticulate veins adaxially elevated, base broadly cuneate to rounded, apex long acuminate to shortly caudate. Flowers solitary. Tepals 25-27, yellowish, outside pubescent; outer tepals ovate-orbicular to ovate-elliptic, 3-9 × 3-5 mm; medial tepals ca. 13, linear-lanceolate, 10-17 × 2-3 mm; inner tepals ca. 9, long lanceolate, 6-10 × 1-2 mm, base obscurely clawed. Stamens 6-8; staminodes 14-16, pale, pubescent. Pseudocarp campanulate, 2.5-4 × 2-2.7 cm, torus thick, surface with clearly prominent reticulation, apex not constricted, apical appendages ± woody. Achenes brown, oblong-ellipsoid, 1-1.6 × 0.6-0.8 cm, pubescent. Fl. Oct-Dec, fr. Dec-Jun.