Glabrous except for the inflorescence and flowers sometimes sparsely to densely brown- or white-tomentose. Leaves opposite; lamina broadly lanceolate to broadly ovate, 6-30 by 3-13 cm, shortly cuneate at the base to a petiole 5-18 mm long, obtuse to acuminate and acute at the apex, dull on both sides; venation curvinerved with 3-5 veins distinct on both sides. Inflorescences at the nodes, a 2-flowered simple umbel; peduncle 3-8 mm long; pedicels 2-6 mm long.
Asia-Tropical: New Guinea present, Cape York Peninsula present
Australia (Cape York Peninsula); Malesia: New Guinea.
Closely related to Amyema squarrosa; for differences see. There are three subspecies which differ in qualitative and quantitative floral characters and in leaf size, and have strong geographic and altitudinal separation; for discussion see.