Trees 12-15 m tall. Current year branchlets tomentose; terminal buds sericeous pubescent. Petiole 1-1.5 cm, stout, pubescent or glabrescent; leaf blade oblong-elliptic, 10-14 × 3.5-4 cm, thickly leathery, abaxially pale green, adaxially dark
green and shiny, both surfaces glabrous, midvein abaxially elevated and adaxially impressed, secondary veins obscure on both surfaces, base cuneate, margin entire but apically remotely crenate, apex usually retuse. Flowers not seen. Capsule obovate-cylindric, ca. 4.5 × 2-2.8 cm, 6-8-sided, 6-8-loculed, with 6-9 seeds per locule; columella 3-3.8 cm; pedicel 5-8 mm in fruit. Seeds 2-2.5 cm including wing. Fr. Sep.