Trees or shrubs 1.5-10 m tall. Leaf blade 5-6.5(-11) × 2.5-4.5(-6.5) cm, abaxially densely yellow or brown appressed sericeous, glabrescent, glabrous except hairy on veins and margin, or if sparsely hairy then not appressed sericeous, adaxially tomentose to ± glabrous. Spikes 4-10(-12) cm. Fl. Apr-Jul, fr. May-Dec.