Tree up to 6 m high; young branchlets densely shortly hairy. Leaves usually 2-5-jugate, the petiole and rachis 5-16 cm. Stipules 0.3-0.6 cm long. Inflorescences 7-10 cm in diam. during anthesis, the peduncle and rachis 1-1.5 cm; bracteoles 1.75-2.25 cm long, densely pubescent; pedicels 5-11 mm. Petals 2.25-4.75 cm long, red. Stamens 4-4.5 cm; filaments united at the lower 15-20 mm. Ovary c. 10 mm long, the style 2-4 cm.
Asia-Tropical: Jawa (Jawa present); Malaya (Peninsular Malaysia present), Southern America: Venezuela (Venezuela)
Native of Venezuela. Cultivated in Malesia: Malay Peninsula, Java.