Shrub or tree to 4 m tall; twigs scurfy-tomentose with dendritic-echinoid hairs. Leaves to 25 cm long, elliptic or broadly elliptic, apically acuminate, basally obtuse, glabrate above with scattered simple and dendritic hairs, beneath spar- ingly pubescent with mostly dendritic hairs; petiole ca. 2 cm long; rotund minor leaves often present. Inflorescence opposite the leaves or lateral, several-flowered, subumbellate; the peduncle short, to 25 mm long, usually once-branched at the This content downloaded from 184.108.40.206 on Tue, 14 May 2013 16:07:58 PMAll use subject to JSTOR Terms and Conditions728 ANNALS OF THE MISSOURI BOTANICAL GARDEN [VOL. 60 apex; pedicels 1 cm long, tomentose, becoming stout but not much longer in fruit. Flowers small, calyx 2 mm long, tomentose, short-lobed, somewhat larger in fruit; corolla white, 12-15 mm across, lobed nearly to the base, anthers (Bitter) ca. 4 mm long, ellipsoid, opening by oblique apical pores; ovary with small, spreading, simple or dendritic hairs. Fruit globose, 15-20 mm across; seeds much compressed, 3 mm across.