Trees evergreen, to 18 m tall, glabrous; bark smooth, brown mottled. Twigs slender. Stipules fugacious; petiole ca. 1 cm; leaf blade 9-15 × 2.5-5 cm, elliptic-oblong to lanceolate, herbaceous, lateral veins 7 or 8 pairs slender but prominent abaxially and impressed adaxially, tertiary veins laxly scalariform, base broadly cuneate, apex caudate. Panicles to 15 cm, lax, slender; flowers buds ca. 8 mm, narrowly ovoid, secund. Sepals broadly ovate, subequal. Petals ca. 8 × 4 mm, lanceolate, pubescent on parts exposed in bud. Stamens 15; anthers oblong; connective appendages ca. 3 × as long as anthers, slender. Ovary and stylopodium hourglass-shaped, with short tapering style. Fruit sepals unequal, 2 outer lobes to 3 × 2 cm, ovate, obtuse: 3 inner lobes to 1.5 cm, narrowly ovate; nut to 1.5 cm, ovoid-globose, apex apiculate.