Shrub or medium-sized tree to 20 m high, d.b.h. up to 60 cm. Branchlets terete, with low decurrent ridges from the leaf-scars, glabrous, inconspicuously lenticellate. Leaves glabrous all over; Inflorescences either ramiflorous below the leaves, or axillary at the distal leaves, puberulous to sericeous, consisting of pedunculate glomerules, aggregated into panicles to 25 by 12 cm; Flowers pentamerous, bisexual. Stamens white, 5-10 mm, tube equalling or longer than the corolla-tube. Ovary solitary, glabrous, shortly stipitate (stipe up to 0.5 mm long). Seeds steel-blue, covered by a bloom, ellipsoid to orbicular, 13-18 by 9- 10 mm.