Shrub or small tree, to 6 m, glabrous. Leaves at the ends of the stout branches; Inflorescence a terminal compound umbel, peduncle 1-2 cm, bearing broad ovate bracts 2-3 cm long, with bristles on the back, (similar persistent bracts subtend the primary rays); Stamens 5. Ovary turbinate, 1.25 mm long, 5-celled. Fruit in spherical heads 2 cm ø (when dry);
Asia-Tropical, Karekelong present, N. Moluccas present, Salebabu present, Talaud Is present
Malesia: N. Moluccas (Talaud Is.: Karekelong and Salebabu).