Seeds many, ellipsoid, pale brown or buff, smooth or rugose, glabrous, not obviously arillate but embedded in a thin edible pulp.
Leaves appearing just before the flowers; blade obovate or obovate-oblong, apex rounded, base rounded or subcordate, chartaceous in the adult stage, glabrous to densely pubescent on both faces, entire or undulate, (1.5–)2–9(–11) cm. long, 0.6–6(–8) cm. broad; lateral nerves 4–8 pairs, looping within the edge, somewhat prominent beneath as is the reticulation; petiole up to 1.5(–3) cm. long.
Flowers usually solitary, occasionally in 2–3-flowered cymes in the leaf-axils or terminal on (abbreviated) branchlets; peduncle short; pedicels up to 2 cm. long; basal bracts deltoid, caducous, ± 2 mm. long.
Shrub or small tree, 1–2(–5) m. tall; young branches densely yellowish hairy or glabrous.
Stamens numerous; filaments glabrous, up to 1 cm. long; anthers linear, (3–)4–6 mm. long.
Ovary ovoid, densely hairy, smooth or longitudinally sulcate; style columnar, pilose below, up to 1 cm. long; stigmas recurved, ± 2 mm. long.
Sepals (3 or) 4, oblong-suborbicular, the margin membranous, glabrous to pubescent and with resinous glands outside, 1–2 cm. long, (0.6–)1–1.5(–2) cm. broad.
Petals 7–12, narrowly obovate, cuneate to a shortly clawed base, glabrous, up to 4.5 cm. long and 2.4 cm. broad.
Fruit woody, subglobose to ovoid, yellowish hairy to glabrous, smooth or sulcate, ± 3.5–4 cm. long and 1.7–2.5 cm. across, splitting into ± 8 longitudinal segments.
Shrub or small tree up to c. 5 m. tall, young branches densely yellowish-pilose with rather long hairs, puberulous with short hairs, or glabrous.
Leaves appearing just before the flowers; lamina 1.5–10 x 0.8–7.5 cm., obovate or obovate-oblong, apex rounded, base rounded or subcordate, margin entire or undulate, quite glabrous or sparsely or densely pilose on both sides, lateral nerves in 4–8 pairs, prominent below, looping within the margin, venation reticulate and sub-prominent below; petiole up to 1.5 cm. long or rarely up to 3 cm. long on old leaves.
Fruit woody, subglobose or ovoid, smooth or with c. 14 longitudinal ridges, glabrous or pubescent, splitting into c. 8 longitudinal segments, style-base persisting as a woody point.
Seeds many, ellipsoid, pale brown or buff, smooth or rugose, embedded in a thin scarlet pulp.
Stamens very numerous on glabrous filaments up to 10 mm. long; anthers c. 6 mm. long, linear.
Ovary urceolate, ± densely pilose, smooth or longitudinally sulcate; style up to 1 cm. long, columnar, pilose below, stigmas recurved, up to 2 mm. long.
Petals 7–12, white, up to 4.5 x 2.4 cm., narrowly obovate, rounded at the apex, cuneate to a shortly clawed base, glabrous.
Sepals 3 (4), 2 x 1.5–2 cm., rotund to orbicular, rounded at the apex, margins membranous, from glabrous to densely pubescent outside but always with some resinous glands.
Flowers usually solitary but occasionally in 1–3-flowered cymes in the leaf-axils or terminal on the branchlets; peduncle short, glabrous to densely pubescent; pedicels similar, up to 3.5 cm. long with deltoid, caducous, pubescent bracts at the base c. 2 mm. long.