Low erect undershrub, up to c. 40 cm high. Leaves membranous to chartaceous, elliptic, rarely ovate, 8-25 by 5-11 cm; Inflorescences in the axils of bracts and/or foliage leaves, rachis 2-3 cm long, with condensed internodes and bracts; Stamens 6; Capsules oblong-ellipsoid, 2-2.5 by 1.5 cm. Seeds triangular, convex-concave, c. 6 by 4.5 mm, verrucose on marginal part beneath, glabrous, covered above by the membranous appendage of the funicle, not winged.
Asia-Tropical: Philippines (Philippines present), Luzon present, Tayabas present
Malesia: Philippines (Luzon: Tayabas). Twice collected.