Tree (or shrub), 4.5-10(-26) m high; Branchlets terete or ± angular in the distal part, yellowish grey to light brown, glabrous. Leaves: Inflorescences terminal or ramiflor- ous below the leaves, scarcely puberulous, glabrescent, consisting of pedunculate glomerules aggregated into panicles, 30 by 35 cm; Flowers pentamerous, bisexual. Stamens white, c. 25 mm, tube equalling or shorter than the corolla-tube. Ovary solitary, glabrous. Seeds bluish black, ellipsoid, slightly flattened, c. 15 by 10 mm.