Trees evergreen, to 16 m tall. Bark grayish brown or blackish gray, smooth. Current year’s branches ± 4-angled, glabrous to densely pubescent; old branches with sparse rounded lenticels and semicircular leaf scars. Leaf blade narrowly elliptic, oblong-elliptic, or lanceolate-elliptic, 6–13 × 1.6–4 cm, veins 4 or 5(or 6), raised abaxially, base cuneate, margin slightly revolute, apex acute or caudate. Paniculate cymes terminal, 6–6.5 × 6–8 cm, pubescent with white or brown trichomes or trichomes of both colors intermixed. Flowers ca. 8 mm in diam., pedicellate. Calyx teeth 2–3 mm, taller than disk. Petals oblong, ca. 4 × 1.3 mm. Stamens longer than or subequaling petals; filaments ca. 5 mm. Style 2.5–2.8 mm. Fruit black at maturity, ellipsoid, 4–6 × 6–7 mm; stones ca. 6 × 3.8 mm, inconspicuously ribbed. Fl. Sep–Jan, fr. Apr–Jun.