de l'Ile Plate).
This is a shrub that is well branched or a small tree that can reach up to 4 m in height. The stalks are round striated, pubescent to silky.
Leaves are usually elliptical, oblong-elliptical or obovoid, 2-7 cm in length by 0.8 to 2.8 cm in width. They are rather pointed at the tip, cuneiform at the base with entire margins especially amongst the young leaves. The older leaves on the other hand, have a rather serrated upper margin.
Acrodromous venation is observed on the leaves. Both primary and secondary veins can be seen on either surface, but these are quite prominent on the lower surface. The petiole usually measures between 0.5 and 2 cm
Corymbform terminal inflorescence is present and this can reach 8 cm in length. The peduncles bear bracts that are elliptical or oblanceolate and dehiscent white campanulate capitula are also present. These can be 5 to 7 mm in diameter. They also bear short involucre bracts that are grouped in series of 3 or 4.
The external ones are elliptical or oblong-lanceolate and measure 0.5 to 3 mm long. They are silky especially on the dorsal surface. They are brown, membranous, have scarious margins and a dark brown midvein. The middle ones are elliptical, measure 3.5 to 4 mm and may be smooth and hairy, especially at the tips. The internally found bracts are lanceolate and measure approximately 3 mm. The receptacle varies from flattened to convex, is between 1.5 and 2 mm in diameter and is rather fimbriate.
The external flowers are pistillate and occur in bunches of 16 to 35. The corolla is filiform, 2.5 to 3 mm long. The internal flowers on the other hand are male and have a tube-like corolla between 3.5 and 4 mm. The ovary is reduced to the size of a nipple and the achenes are either columnar or obconic. They measure 1.5 mm and are brown in colour. The pappus is white and 1.5 to 2.5 mm long.