Tree 15 m tall, the young branches puberulous, soon glabrous. Leaves coriaceous, oblong-lanceolate, 7-13 by 2-3.7 cm, acute to bluntly acuminate at apex, cuneate at base, glabrous on both surfaces; Stipules linear-lanceolate, 5-6.5 mm long, puberulous, subpersistent. Inflorescences axillary and terminal panicles of cymules 1.5-6 cm long, the rachis and branches appressed lanate when young, becoming puberulous. Flowers 2-2.5 mm long. Petals glabrous except for ciliate margins. Stamens 6-8, unilateral with 3-5 short staminodes opposite them. Ovary bilocular, inserted midway up receptacle tube, pilose on exterior. Fruit not seen.