Annickia pilosa (Exell) Setten & MaasTree up to 15 m tall; young shoots, petioles, pedicels and bracteoles tomentose, hairs 0.2-1.2 mm long; older branches rugulose, dark brown to grayish dark brown, glabrescent; internodes 0.2-4.3 cm long. Indumentum of simple, bifid to four-fid (very rare five-fid) or fasciculate hairs, bright brown; Leaves: petiole 2-8 mm long; leaf-blade narrowly elliptic to obovate, 6.5-24 cm long, 2-7.5 cm wide, subcoriaceous, base cuneate to almost rounded, apex acuminate to almost blunt; lateral nerves 7-13 pairs; upper leaf surface glossy when fresh, when dry green to grey-brown, with minute hairs up to 0.2 mm long, midrib pilose; lower leaf surface pale green when fresh, when dry pale green to brown, soft to the touch, pilose, hairs up to 1 mm long, erect and pointing in all directions. Flowers: pedicel 0.6-1.3 cm long (stretching to 1.5 cm when fruiting); bracteoles persistent, broadly ovate, acuminate, 3-9 mm long, 2-4 mm wide, tomentose outside, inside with sparse indumentum of shorter hairs especially on the central vein; sepals triangular, acute, 2-5 mm long, 3-8 mm wide, tomentose outside, inside glabrous; petals oblong to narrowly ovate, 1.8-2.9 cm long, 0.5-0.8 cm wide, outside tomentose, when fresh pale yellow to green, inside glabrous; stamens ca. 115, 2-2.5 mm long; carpels ca. 25, 2.5 mm long, pubescent below, hairs 0.5-1.0 mm long, stigma glabrous. Fruit: stipes 0.9-2.1 cm long, with simple and bifid hairs; monocarps 9-23, ellipsoid, sometimes mucronate, 1.9-2.8 cm long, 1-1.3 cm in diameter, with few short and long hairs, first green, turning red, than purple and black at maturity, glossy.