Shrubs or small trees. Branches and branchlets purplish brown when dried; lenticels fusiform, conspicuous. Petiole 5-6 mm; leaf blade oblong to rarely oblanceolate, 5-13 × 2.5-5.5 cm, papery, base broadly cuneate, margin serrate, apex acuminate. Inflorescences dichasial cymes, 1.5-2 cm. Flowers shortly pedicellate, 2 or 3 crowed at apex of branchlets. Bracteoles minute, membranaceous. Calyx deeply lobed, lobes 6 or 7, triangular. Petals white, ca. 2 × 2 mm, claw ca. 1 mm, margin not entire, apically 2-lobed. Fruit red, globose, ca. 7 mm in diam.; persistent calyx red. Seeds reniform. Fl. and fr. spring-summer.