Mozambique, Bois d'Olive des Seychelles).
is a small tree that can reach up to 5 m in height. The leaves are pale green
or yellowish green in colour and very dense. All the leaves are petiolate with
most of them measuring between 2 and 4m m in length and being pink in colour.
The leaf lamina is oval to elliptical, measure 3.5 to 6 cm by 1.5 to 3.3 cm.
They are rounded at the tip.
The flowers are greenish white in color, with more or less circular, 0.5 by 0.75 mm sepals. The petals too are quite circular and measure 1.25 to 1.5 mm in diameter. They are white and rather translucent. The number of stamens varies from 5 to 6. The fruits are spherical or ovoid, 5.5 to 6.5 mm by 5 to 6 mm and greenish yellow in colour. The grains occur singly or in pairs.
Usually fructification occurs between March to May and between August to October.