Tree to 15 m tall; young branches tomentellous, soon becoming glabrous. Stipules triangular-lanceolate, ca. 1.5 mm long, pubescent, caducous. Petiole 5-15 mm long, tomentellous when young, becoming less so with age, canaliculate; blade coriaceous, oblong to obovate-lanceolate, 5-12 x 1.8-5 cm, acuminate at apex, acumen 3-10 mm long, subcuneate and slightly unequal at base, glabrous or with a few stiff appressed hairs only beneath, papillose; midrib slightly impressed above, prominent and with a sparse appressed pubescence beneath, 9-15 pairs of secondary veins, arcuate, anastomosing. Inflorescence a dense-flowered glomerule inserted on upper portion of petiole. Flowers hermaphrodite, sessile or subsessile; bracteoles ovate, ca. 0.5 mm long, persistent, pubescent; calyx 2-3 mm long, grey-tomentellous on exterior, lobes unequal; corolla white or yellow, slightly exceeding calyx lobes, with 2 large bicucullate lobes and 3 slightly smaller simple lobes, united at base to form a short tube, tube glabrous on exterior, filled by a dense lanate mass within; fertile stamens 5, alternating with corolla lobes, filaments inserted on corolla tube at base of lobes, lanate at base, staminodes absent; ovary 3-locular, pilose on exterior, style with 3-fid apex. Fruit ellipsoid, 12-18 mm long, usually 1-locular, epicarp short-dense-velutinous-tomentose, mesocarp thin, endocarp thin, hard, bony, glabrous within.
Guianas present, Southern America: Venezuela (Venezuela present)
Venezuela, and the Guianas; (GU: 7; SU: 18; FG: 10).