Tree up to 15(-20) m tall. Branchlets 1.5-4 mm thick, puberulous. Stipules 0.2-0.5 cm long, puberulous, caducous (or subpersistent); petiole 0.2-1 cm long; blade chartaceous, narrowly ovate, 3.5-18 x 1-6 cm, more or less unequal-sided, apex faintly acuminate to subcaudate, base truncate to subcordate, margin serrate (to crenate), scabrous, hispidulous above, smooth to scabrous, sparsely to densely hirtellous to subtomentose or puberulous to hispidulous beneath; secondary veins 4-5 pairs. Inflorescences (in pairs) in the leaf axils, up to 2 cm long, branched or unbranched. Staminate flowers subsessile; tepals 5, ca. 1.5 mm long. Pistillate flowers pedicellate; tepals 5, 1-1.5 mm long. Drupes ellipsoid to subglobose, 2-2.5 mm long, at maturity orange or reddish.