Shrub or small tree, 4.5-7.5 m tall, the trunk 7.5-15 cm in diam, the branchlets hirsute when young. Leaves with the petioles slender, 0.8-3 cm long, canaliculate above, hirsute, the stipules subulate, 7.5-10 mm long, hirsute; blade narrowly obovate to elliptic-obovate, long-attenuate towards the base, more or less obtuse at the base, acuminate at the apex, remotely serrulate-ciliate along the margins, 11-30 cm long and 4-11.5 cm wide, chartaceous, the upper surface more or less shiny and sparsely hirtellous especially along the veins, the lower surface dull and softly hirsute, the costa prominent beneath, the secondary veins prominulous. Staminate flowers solitary or in small fascicles towards the end of the branchlets, the pedicels to 10 mm long, densely short-sericeous, the bracts subulate, 4-6 mm long, densely short-sericeous; calyx valvate, the sepals rotund-conchiform, to 8 mm long and wide, densely short-sericeous outside except on the margin covered in prefloration, glabrous inside; petals 7-8, white, obovate, rounded, 12-14.5 mm long and 5-7 mm wide, appressed-silvery-sericeous in the middle outside, glabrous inside and marginally outside; stamens ca 50, the filaments almost free, ca as long as the anthers, silvery-pilose, the anthers oblong, ca 2 mm long, very sparsely pilose, longitudinally dehiscent; rudimentary ovary lacking. Pistillate flowers not seen. Fruit with the pedicel to 8 mm long, articulate below the middle (?), densely short-sericeous, the bracts and sepals as in the staminate flowers, long-persistent; bacca globose, surmounted by the persistent styles, 1.5-2 cm in diam (without bristles), densely bristly, the bristles ca 3-5 mm long, hirtellous, the styles 3 or 4, hirtellous below, each style deeply bifid, the lobes laciniate; seeds few, broadly ovate-angulate, to 7.5 mm long, striate, glabrous.