Fernelia decipiens  (Bois Buis, Bois Chauve Souris).

 

It is a shrub of 2-3 m of height.  Leaves blades are elliptical making 3.5-4.8 x 1.7-2.6 cm, rounded to sub-pointed at the tip, cuneiform at the base and sometimes hard.  The petiole is about 2-3 mm.  In male flowers, the adnate part of the calyx is obconic, about 1.8 mm; the tube is free about 1 mm with subulated lobes measuring 3-5.5 mm but never too short.  Corolla consists of a tube of about 3 mm with oval lobes 4 x 2.5 mm.  In female flowers, the adnate part of the calyx is about 3 mm, the tube is free about 1 mm with subulated lobes of 3 mm, corolla with tube of about 2 mm with lobes of 3.5 mm.  Stigmatal lobes are pointed. 

  The fruit turns red-violet at maturity, ovoid or ellipsoid measuring 1-1.6 x 0.7-0.9 cm.  The peduncle is 3-5 mm and sessile.