Shrubs, straggling. Axillary branches sometimes spine-tipped. Petiole 5-11 mm; leaf blade elliptic to elliptic-oblong, 4.7-11 × 2.3-4.2 cm, abaxially with scales dense, silvery and/or scattered, brownish, adaxially glabrescent, lateral veins 5-11 per side of midrib, base rounded or cuneate, margin obscurely undulate, apex shortly acuminate or subacute. Inflorescence to 8-flowered. Pedicel 1-3 mm. Fruiting pedicel ca. 9 mm. Flowers silvery brown, scaly. Calyx tube tubular, 4-angled, [3-]4.5-9.5 mm, constricted above ovary; lobes ovate, 2-3 mm. Stamens inserted in throat or on narrow annulus, exserted; filaments ca. 1 mm; anthers 0.8-1.2 mm. Style hairy. Drupe ± ellip soid, 1.3-1.8 × 0.7-1 cm. Fl. Oct-Nov, fr. Feb-Mar. 2n = 28.