Tree to 6 m high. Branchlets terete, brown, puberulous, in the ultimate parts ferrugineously hirsute, glabrescent. Leaves: Inflorescence terminal, rusty hirsute-velutinous, consisting of pedunculate glomerules aggregated into panicles, 40 by 18 cm; Flowers pentamerous, bisexual. Stamens white, to 18 mm, tube 4 mm long, slightly shorter than the corolla-tube. Ovary solitary, sericeous. Seeds bluish black, ellipsoid, only slightly flattened, c. 20 by 12 mm.