is a ramified bush or a tree reaching 9 m in height and smooth. They bark is
grey and smooth. Branches are robust, 5-10 mm thick, 4-winged.
are more or less sessile, with an elliptical or obovoid lamina measuring 6-20
4-11 cm, truncated, obtuse or twisted at the base. They are shiny green above
and pale green below and are rigid. The margins are highly revolute.
midrib is canaliculated above and prominent below especially at the base.
There are 10-15 pairs of lateral ascending veins or which make a more or less
obtuse angle with the midrib and they are prominent on both faces.
Intramarginal veins are found 2-6 mm from the margin and there are 1-2 more
veins nearer to the margin.
are in thyrses, or rarely in racemes, reaching 10 cm in length or are
occasionally cauliflore plants. Bracts and bracteoles are squamiform and
deciduous. Floral buds are conical and turbinated, 12-14 ´
7-9 mm at anthesis, and reddish violet in colour. The floral tube is prolonged
over the ovary by 4-5 mm, without any distinct pedicel at the base. The calyx
lobes are very rounded, 2-3 mm long, 4-6 mm wide, thin and deciduous.