Glabrous except for the inflorescence and ovary usually shortly and densely brown tomentose. Leaves opposite or in whorls of 3 or 4; lamina usually oblong to ovate or obovate, rarely lanceolate, 4-9(-14) by 1.5-4(-7) cm, shortly cuneate to almost truncate at the base to a petiole (3-)5-8 mm long, obtuse or rounded (rarely acute or acuminate) at the apex, usually shining and often red above, dull below, often recurved at the margins; venation pinnate with the midrib and the main laterals visible on both sides. Inflorescences at the nodes, pedunculate 2- (rarely 3- to 5-)rayed umbels of triads with the central flowers sessile; peduncle (5-)8-20 mm long; rays 3-6 mm long; lateral flowers usually on pedicels 1-3 mm long but sometimes sessile.
Asia-Tropical: New Guinea present, Louisiade Archipelago present, Western Pacific from Caroline Islands southeastwards to New Caledonia and Samoa present
Western Pacific from Caroline Islands southeastwards to New Caledonia and Samoa; Malesia: New Guinea including Louisiade Archipelago.
For discussion of occurrence on remote Pacific islands, see For discussion of species circumscription and relationships with Amyema novaebritanniae and A. pachypus, see .