A glabrous shrub or small tree, 1-3 m. tall; flowering internodes rather slender and short, obscurely finely striate; leaves lanceolate or lance-oblong, apex sharp- acuminate, base rounded or commonly somewhat narrowed downward, one side usually 1-2 mm. shorter, the longer side cordulate, 3-6 cm. wide X 14-21 cm. long, pinnately nerved throughout, the nerves 7-12 on each side, strongly sub- marginally loop-connected, the longer nerves prolonged, salient, with cross-con- necting and anastomosing nervules, drying rather coriaceous, narrowly revolute, somewhat glossy, usually bronzy-brown beneath, often with fine mottled markings, opaque; petiole 10-20 plus 1-2 mm. long, prominently vaginate-winged to the blade; spikes 3-4 mm. thick X 5-7 cm. long, apiculate; peduncle about 5 mm. long; bracts concave or lunately subpeltate, papillate or glabrous; fruit depressed- obovoid, slightly elongated with the rachis, glabrous, glandular-dotted; stigmas 3, sessile.