Shrub or small tree 2-5 m high, the trunk 2.5-5 cm in diam, the branchlets terete, ochraceous, glabrous or almost so. Leaves clustered towards the tip of the branchlets, the petiole 1-4 cm long, thickened at the apex, canaliculate above, sparsely puberulous to glabrous; blade elliptic to obovate, usually narrowly so, attenuate and acute to obtuse at the base, acuminate to long-acuminate at the apex, the margins entire to remotely and obscurely serrulate, sometimes coarsely serrate towards the apex, the serrations often mucronulate, 15-23 cm long and 4-8.5 cm wide, chartaceous, glabrous, the costa prominent beneath, the lateral veins prominu- bous beneath. Staminate flowers white, in few-flowered fascicles, the pedicels 1-3 mm long, shortly appressed-puberulous, the bracteoles triangular-filiform; sepals + rotund, conchiform, 5-7 mm long and 6-6.5 mm wide, shortly appressed-puberu- bous; petals 7, obovate, rounded at the apex, 10-11.5 mm long and 5.5-6 mm wide, glabrous; stamens oc, the filaments ca 0.5-0.6 mm long, strigillose, the anthers oblong-linear, ca 1.8 mm long, strigillose along the margins. Pistillate flowers not seen. Fruit yellow or green, globose, to 2.5 cm in diam (without bristles), sur- mounted by the 3 persistent styles, densely bristly, the bristles to 7 mm long and hirtellous as the pericarp; seeds orange, to 1 cm long, the testa striate, shining.