Small tree to 10 m tall. Branchlets robust (3-4 mm diam.), obtusely angled, glabrous. Petioles 5 x 3 mm, transversely rugulose; blades stiffly coriaceous, not wax-coated, oblong to ovate-oblong, (7-)10-13 x (4.5-)5-6.5 cm, apex short-attenuate to rounded, sometimes slightly emarginate, base obtuse to rounded, shiny and olive-brownish when dry, primary vein raised on upper surface, rugulose, secondary veins 6-10 pairs, straight, spreading-ascending. Inflorescences axillary, racemose-paniculate, ca. 10-flowered, glabrous, ca. 2 cm long, rachis slightly geniculate; pedicels 4.5 mm long. Calyx shortly cup-shaped, margin shallow; petals ligulate, fleshy, white, ca. 10 x 1.3 mm; stamens half as long as the petals, anthers broadly oval, sparsely hairy on dorsal surface, filaments free to 1 mm, hairy; free part of ovary depressed-hemispherical, puberulent-tomentulose, abruptly narrowed into the style, the latter glabrous, ca. 2.7 mm long. Fruit unknown.