de Natte à Grandes Feuilles, natte Rouge à Grandes Feuilles).
are trees reaching 20 m or more in height with a trunk of 0.8 to 1 m diameter
and with spreading branching. Leaves
are upright, with hard leaf blades, v-shaped near the top, 8 x 6 cm as mean
value, sometimes 4 x 3 cm only. The
petiole is robust, long 1.5-3.5 cm. The
upper surface of the leaf blade is green while the lower surface is of a
silver grey colour.
Flowers are grouped or solitary, found at the base of leaves with thick (2-3) and long (1-3) pedicel. External sepals are long (6 mm) and the internal ones measure about 7 mm. Corolla (7-9 mm) with 10-12 lobes and a long tube of 1.5 mm but sometimes the lobes are reduced and barely visible. Stamens are of same number as the petals or sometimes less by 1 or 2. The ovary contains 7-9 uni-ovulated locules and a short style giving a total length of 5 mm. The berry is elliptical or globular, long by 3 cm. Seed is long by 2-2.5 cm, marked with 4-5 crests and a deep hilum.