is a bush or a tree reaching 10 m in height, with a smooth trunk having a
diameter of 15 cm. The branches are more or less tetragonal. Young leaves are
dark green in colour. The lamina is oval to elliptical, measuring (2-) 3-8 ´
(1.2-) 1.8-4.2 cm. They are rounded, obtuse or sometimes sub-acuminate at the
tip, and cuneiform at the base. The colour is often light above and paler
are 15-25 pairs of lateral ascending veins. 1 intramarginal vein is found
0.5-1 mm form the margin. Small venules are reticulate. There are secretory
sacs, which are visible on the inferior surface. The margins can be slightly
or not revolute at all. The petiole is 2-7 mm long.
are terminal, in loose or sometimes contracted or dense thyses. They are 1.5-4
cm long and have a diameter of 1-3 cm. The axes are tetragonal and flattened,
greenish or have tints of mauve. Peduncles are 0.3-1 cm long. Bracts and
bracteoles are squamiform, triangular, 1-1.5 mm long, and are deciduous
Floral buds are claviform, with an almost contracted base. They are 3-4 mm long while the floral bud has a free portion of 1 mm. Lobes of sepals are triangular-obtuse, cream-coloured, and 0.3-0.4 mm long. The ovary is bilocular, bearing 5-10 ovules per locule. The style is more or less 1 mm long. Fruit not seen.