Trees to 10 m. Branchlets 3-4 mm thick, sporadically white or reddish brown pubescent. Stipules lanceolate, 7-12 mm, adaxially densely covered with short pubescence, caducous. Petiole 0.8-1.5 cm, gray pubescent; leaf blade elliptic to narrowly elliptic, 9-23 × 4-9 cm, papery, glabrous except midvein abaxially with reddish brown short pubescence, base blunt, rounded, or broadly cuneate, margin entire or apically with a few teeth, apex acuminate to acute; reticulate veins abaxially dense and prominent. Male inflorescences axillary, solitary, obovoid-oblong, 1.8-2.3 × 0.4-0.7 cm, densely covered with short grayish white pubescence; peduncle 7-10 mm, densely covered with short gray pubescence; bracts shield-shaped. Female inflorescences capitate, irregularly furrowed and papillate. Male flowers: calyx 2-lobed; stamen glabrous; filament flat; anther globose. Female flowers: calyx tubular with 2 or 3 apical lobes; style exserted. Fruiting syncarp red when dry, globose or lobed, 3-5 cm in diam., fleshy, shortly pubescent; peduncle 3.5-4 cm, pubescent. Drupes ellipsoid, 1-1.3 cm in diam. Fl. spring to summer.