Petals cream, yellow-green or dark yellow, heavily marked with red or reddish-brown; outer elliptic-oblong, 1.9–2 cm. long, 1.1–1.5 cm. wide, obtuse, the margins undulate and crisped, glabrous; inner remaining connivent for some time, with a transversely elliptic lamina and cuneate claw, ± 1–1.2 cm. long, 0.9–1.1 cm. wide in lamina area, 6 mm. wide at top of claw and 3 mm. wide at base of claw, glabrous outside, but lamina long-pilose inside and with dense rather woolly hairs around the margins.
Ovary ovoid, ± 1 mm. long, glabrous.
Young fruits pale green with numerous white or pale yellow spots, glaucous and dark purplish when dry, ellipsoid, 4.2 cm. long, 2.5 cm. wide (fide Leonhardt 337; specimens of fruits with Price in Ch. H. 344 are 2.5 × 1 cm. when dry).
Shrub or several-stemmed small tree 3–6 m. tall, with smooth grey bark; young branchlets dark when dry, glaucous, with obscure raised rugae; older branches brown, ridged, with rather elongate lenticels and very prominent leaf-scars.
Leaf-blades elliptic-oblong or obovate-oblong, 6–18 cm. long, 3.3–8 cm. wide, broadly rounded to obscurely acuminate or sometimes retuse at the apex, cuneate to rounded at the base, at first thin and glaucous but later almost coriaceous, glabrous; in adult leaves the venation is closely reticulate and slightly raised on both surfaces; petioles 4–8 mm. long, glabrous; bud-scales 1.3 cm. long, 1 cm. wide, coriaceous, rugulose, with ciliate margins.
Flowers pendulous in extra-axillary cymes; peduncle 2–3 cm. long; pedicels 2–5 cm. long; bracts and bracteoles ovate, 0.8–2 cm. long, 0.5–1.2 cm. wide, acute at the apex, cordate at the base, glaucous.
Sepals ovate, 7–8 mm. long, 4–6 mm. wide, glaucous.