Tree or shrub with slender glabrous branchlets. Leaves 1-jugate, petiole 4-6 mm. Inflorescences very short, racemose, sessile, few- to many-flowered; bracts broad, obtuse, scarious, striate; pedicels very short. Sepals 5-6 mm long, hairy. Petals lanceolate, unguiculate, acute, membranous, not exserted. Stamens 10. Ovary small, sessile, hirsute; style elongate, filiform, puberulous at the base; stigma minute. Fruit not seen.
According to Verdcourt (l.c.) this "is an upland species the fruits of which are unknown but presumably like those of C. ramiflora