Shrubs 2-5 m tall. Branchlets slightly pubescent. Petiole 2-3 mm; leaf blade elliptic, elliptic-oblong, or oblong, 7-15 × 2.5-4.5 cm, membranous, glabrous or sparsely puberulent on midvein and secondary veins but glabrescent, secondary veins 10-12 on each side of midvein, base cuneate to rounded and oblique, apex acuminate to shortly acuminate. Inflorescences axillary, 1-flowered. Flowers 1.3-1.6 cm in diam. Pedicel filiform, 4-6.5 cm, pendulous, glabrous. Sepals ovate, ca. 2 mm, slightly pubescent. Petals red; outer petals slightly longer than sepals; inner petals ovate, 1.2-2.5 × 0.7-1.5 cm, apex reflexed. Anthers ovoid to obovoid. Carpels oblong to lens-shaped, slightly pubescent; ovules 2 or 3 per carpel; stigmas terete, puberulent. Fruiting peduncle 4-7.5 cm, slender; monocarp stipes 1-2 cm; monocarps globose, 7-10 mm in diam. Seeds 1-3 per monocarp. Fl. Apr-Jul, fr. Jul-Dec.