Tree up to 20m tall. Branchlets 2-9 mm thick, puberulous to subhirsute or also with white to brown, arachnoid hairs. Stipules 1.2-5 cm long, yellowish puberulous to subsericeous, often also with brownish arachnoid hairs; petiole 0.5-5 cm long; blade (sub)coriaceous, ovate to narrowly ovate to elliptic to narrowly elliptic, 3-27 x 1.5-16 cm, apex acuminate to acute, base rounded to obtuse, margin towards the base often revolute, glabrous above, appressed-puberulous beneath, on the main veins with hairs of different length and also with white to pale-brown, arachnoid hairs disappearing or subpersistent on the main veins and the margin; secondary veins 4-11 pairs, basal pair branched or unbranched, reaching the margin below, or sometimes at the middle of the blade, tertiary venation ± prominent to plane. Staminate inflorescences branched; heads numerous, ca. 0.2 cm in diam.; common peduncle 1-4 cm long; stamens 2, far exceeding the perianth. Pistillate inflorescences branched, occasionally unbranched; heads (1-)3-15, sometimes fused, 0.2-0.5 cm, in fruit up to 1 cm in diam.; (common) peduncle 1-10 cm long. Interfloral bracts present.
French Guiana present, Guyana present, Surinam present, Tafelberg present, road to Brazil, 6 km from bridge over the Comte River present
Guyana (common), Surinam (Tafelberg), and French Guiana (road to Brazil, 6 km from bridge over the Comte River).