Tree up to 9(-25) m tall; bark grayish; young shoots pubescent, glabrescent, pale green, older ones black; internodes 0.3-4.3 cm long. Indumentum of single, bifid and fasciculate hairs, 0.1-0.8 mm long. Leaves: petiole 2-9 mm long, pubescent; leaf-blade narrowly elliptic to obovate, 7-28 cm long, 2-9.5 cm wide, papery to coriaceous, base narrowly cuneate to rounded, apex acuminate; lateral nerves 8-12 pairs; upper surface glossy dark green when fresh, in sicco brown to grey-green, midrib pilose from base to apex or less often only in the basal part, rarely glabrous, hairs 0.2-0.6 mm long; lower surface whitish to pale green when fresh, in sicco bright brown to green, puberulous, with simple, bifid or trifid hairs pointing in all directions, hairs short, 0.1-0.2 mm long, sometimes alternating with long hairs of 0.3-0.8 mm long. Flowers: pedicel 0.5-1.1 cm long (stretching to 1.5 cm when fruiting), tomentose; bracteoles ovate, acute, 5-8 mm long, 4-5 mm wide, tomentose outside, inside sparsely pubescent, caducous; sepals triangular, acute, 8-12 mm long, 4-6 mm wide, outside tomentose, inside glabrous; petals elliptic, acute, 1.5-2.9 cm long, 0.6-1.4 cm wide, outside tomentose, yellow-green when fresh, in sicco brown with bright yellow hairs, inside pubescent in a small triangle at the base and a thin line of indumentum on the Y shaped ridge; stamens 145-160, 1.5-2 mm long; carpels 20-35, 2 mm long, pubescent, hairs 0.3-0.8 mm long. Fruit: stipes 0.6-2.0 cm long, turning red at maturity, with a few hairs; monocarps 3-27, ellipsoid to obovoid, mucronate, 1.0-1.6 cm long, 0.4-0.9 cm in diameter, green turning red to almost black at maturity, with a few hairs.