A small tree, the young branchlets sparsely sericeous, soon glabrous and blackening. Leaves with petioles 6-8 mm. long, lustrous on both sides, finally glabrous above except on the more or less hirsute midrib, sparsely appressed-hairy beneath, oblong-lanceolate, acute and decurrent at the base, tapering at the apex into an acumen 1-2 cm. long, 10-16 cm. long and 3.5-4.5 cm. broad. Flowers 1 or 2 in the axils of persistent or newly fallen leaves; pedicels thin, rigid, black, sparsely sericeous, glabrescent, 10-13 mm. long, articulate 3-4 mm. above the base. Sepals rounded-ovate, about 2.5 mm. long. Petals green but blackening when dried, puberulous, sericeous outside at the base, oblong-spathulate, rounded at the apex, the outer up to 12 mm. long and 4 mm. broad, the inner a little larger. Stamens 1 mm. long, connective disc very shortly setulose. (Fruits unknown).