||It is a
small upright, well-branched tree between 4.5 and 7 m in height. The bark is
smooth, dark grey and greenish yellow inside. Juvenile parts of the plant have
rough bark that tends to become smooth, reddish brown and longitudinally
split. The stipules have triangular bases that measure 2 mm approximately.
The leaves vary from
smooth to velvety, are petiolate with the petioles measuring 1.3 to 2.5 and
sometimes 5.5 cm. The lamina is elliptical or oblong measuring 6 to 22 cm by
2.3 to 7.5 cm. They have a rather pointed tip with a rounded base. Peduncles
measure between 1.5 and 3 cm and the pedicels can reach 8 mm in length. The
flowers are fragrant. The adnate part of the calyx is obconic to oblong and 6
mm long. The lobes on the other hand are linear to lanceolate and measure
between 1.2 and 1.3 cm.
The corolla consists of a tube that is greenish at the base and at the top and reddish in the middle. It can be as long as 4.6 mm in length. Both style and stigmas are green with the style being highly pubescent however. The anthers are 4 to 4.5 mm long. The fruits are oblong, and can reach 23 by 8.5 mm.