Trees evergreen, ca. 5 m tall. Young branchlets slender, longitudinally angular, puberulent; older branchlets longitudinally striate, nearly glabrous; terminal buds lanceolate, bud scales pubescent or puberulent above. Petiole ca. 5 mm, alate, adaxially pubescent or puberulent; leaf blade abaxially brownish, adaxially brown when dry, elliptic or oblong-elliptic, 5-9 × 2.5-3.5(-7.5) cm, papery or subleathery, glabrous except on midvein, puberulent adaxially, lateral veins 7 or 8 pairs, raised abaxially, flat adaxially, anastomosing near margin, reticulate veins evident only abaxially, base cuneate, margin undulate, indistinctly serrulate, apex shortly acuminate. Flowers not known. Infructescences: cymes often of order 1, 1-fruited, solitary, axillary; fruiting pedicels 1.7-2 cm, angular, sparsely puberulent; bracteoles 2, deltoid-ovate, puberulent. Fruit black when dry, ellipsoidal, ca. 1 cm, ca. 7 mm in diam., sometimes longitudinally angular and sulcate; persistent calyx ca. 6 mm in diam., 4-lobed, lobes suborbicular, ciliate; persistent stigma mammilliform; pyrenes 4, ellipsoidal, ca. 9 mm, ca. 3 mm in diam., abaxially broadly 1-sulcate, endocarp subwoody. Fl. unknown, fr. Oct.