Shrub or under-sized tree with reddish bark, entirely glabrous, leaves vaginate, abruptly acuminate, 1.5-3 mm long, with a broad whitish margin. Plants dioecious. Recemes aestival, simple or loosely compound male racemes, 3-8 cm long, 7-8 mm broad, compact, female raceme as long as the male raceme or somewhat longer, 3-5 mm broad. Flowers purple or purplish pink, subsessile. Bracts semiamplexicaul, triangular, acuminate, 2.5-3 mm long, 1 mm broad. Sepals 5, ovate to broadly ovate or somewhat orbicular, c. 2 mm long, c. 1.5 mm broad, almost entire, obtuse. Petals 5, free, obovate, 2.5 mm long, 1-1.25 mm broad, entire, obtuse. Stamens 5, filaments filiform, 1.75-2 mm long, inserted in between the notches of the disc (mesodiscine disc), notches almost entire to slightly emarginate, anthers obtuse, ± sagittate; stamens abortive in the female flowers. Styles 3 as long as the ovary or slightly shorter, exserted, ovary triquetrous 1-1.5 mm long, abortive or absent in male flowers.