Shrub or small tree up to 5 m. tall, glabrous but for the margin of the sepals.
Leaves alternate or in fascicles along the branchlets and slender abbreviated lateral shoots, subsessile or shortly petiolate, simple; blade obovate to oblong-obovate, scarcely exceeding 8 mm. long, 3.5 mm. wide, apically rounded, evenly narrowed towards the base, leathery, glabrous; petiole up to 1.5 mm. long.
Sepals ± 5 mm. long, marginally tomentellous; receptacle 3–3.5(–7) mm. long, purple outside, green within; disk with a prominent laciniate free rim.
Inflorescence of 1–3 flowers fascicled in the axils of the clustered leaves; flowers sessile or up to 5 mm. pedicellate.
Fruits cylindrical, up to 3 cm. long, markedly torulose, verruculose.
Stamens 18–22; filaments 7–12.5 mm. long, white.