Trees to 6 m tall, most parts pubescent and densely so when young. Petiole 2-3 mm; leaf blade elliptic, oblong-elliptic, or rarely oblong, 5-13 × 2-5 cm, thinly papery to membranous, secondary veins 9-11 on each side of midvein, base obtuse to rounded and slightly oblique, apex acuminate to obtuse. Inflorescences axillary, erect to pendulous, 1-flowered; bracts 2-4, pubescent. Flowers 1-1.5 cm in diam. Pedicel 3.5-7.5 cm; bracteoles 2-4, near pedicel base. Sepals lanceolate, ca. 3 mm, apex obtuse and spreading. Outer petals as long as sepals; inner petals purplish red, ovate, 10-15 × 6-8 mm. Stamen connectives apically apiculate. Carpels ovoid, pubescent; ovules 2 per carpel; stigmas ovoid to subcapitate, glabrous. Monocarp stipes 1.3-2.1 cm, pendulous, puberulent; monocarps globose to obovoid, 7-10 × 7-8 mm, glabrous. Seeds 1 or 2 per monocarp. Fl. Apr-Sep, fr. Jul-Dec.