Tree up to 25 m tall. Branchlets 1.5-3 mm thick, glabrous. Stipules 2-4 mm long, appressed-puberulous, caducous or subpersistent; petiole ca. 0.5-1.5 cm long; blade (sub)coriaceous, elliptic to narrowly elliptic or ovate to narrowly ovate, 4-20 x 2-8.5 cm, more or less unequal-sided, apex acuminate, base acute to rounded, both surfaces glabrous; secondary veins 5-9 pairs. Inflorescences paired or solitary, dichotomously branched, up to 1.5 cm long, bracteate. Flowers bisexual (or unisexual?), with very short pedicel; tepals (3 or) 4, basally connate; stamens (3-)4(-8), (if more than 4, then often not opposite the tepals); stigmas subulate, ca. 1 mm long. Fruit ellipsoid, 10-15 mm long, at maturity yellow.