Twigs greyish-brown, sparingly white-lenticellate.
Young growth scurfily patent-stellate-pubescent.
Stipules 3–4 mm long, filiform-subulate, soon falling.
A shrub or small tree up to 5 m tall.
Leaf blades 3.5–8 × 2–4 cm, ovate to elliptic-oblanceolate, shortly acuminate at the apex, entire or subentire, rarely irregularly crenate-serrate on the margin, shallowly cordate at the base, with a pair of long-stipitate or occasionally subsessile discoid glands at the base on the lower surface, membranous, evenly stellate-pubescent on both surfaces when juvenile, later only sparingly so; 3–5-nerved from the base, lateral nerves in 4–5 pairs, scarcely prominent beneath, not so above.
Male flowers: pedicels 2 mm long; sepals 5, 1.5 × 1 mm, ovate-oblong, evenly scurfily stellate-pubescent without, glabrous within, yellowish-green; petals 5, 2 × 0.75 mm, oblanceolate-spathulate, ciliate but otherwise ± glabrous, yellow; disk glands minute; stamens 15–16, filaments c. 1 mm long, ± glabrous, anthers 0.5 mm long; receptacle pilose.
Racemes 1–6.5 cm long, subterminal, usually androgynous; bracts minute.
Fruits 6 × 7 mm, shallowly trilobate-subglobose, septicidal, sparingly stellate-pubescent, pale green.
Female flowers: pedicels 2.5 mm long; sepals 5, 4 × 2 mm, accrescent to 7 × 3 mm, or not accrescent, oblong-lanceolate, evenly scurfily stellate-pubescent without, minutely puberulous within; petals 5, 1 mm long, subulate; disk rounded-pentagonal, flat, glabrous; ovary 2 mm in diameter, subglobose, densely fulvous stellate-tomentose; styles 3, 1.5 mm long, spreading, twice 2-partite or ± 4-partite or twice 3-partite with the segments linear-filiform, abaxially pubescent, adaxially glabrous.
Seeds 5 × 3.5 × 2.5 mm, compressed-ovoid, ± smooth, slightly shiny, light brown; caruncle 1.5 mm wide, flattened.