Tree, to 20 (25) m tall, ca 70 cm dbh; bark with white latex; wood pinkish, hard, heavy; branchlets and petioles densely brown-sericeous. Petioles 9-16 mm long; blades elliptic, acute or more often abruptly acuminate at apex, obtuse at base, 6.5-12 cm long, 3.5-6 cm wide, glabrous above except on midrib, densely brown-sericeous below, the midrib sunken above; major veins in 15-30 pairs, scarcely more prominent than the secondary lateral veins, forming an obscure collecting vein near margin. Fascicles axillary; pedicels ca 1 cm long; flowers cream-colored, numerous; sepals 5, ca 1.5 mm long; pedicels and outside of sepals densely brown-sericeous; corolla mostly 5-lobed about halfway, ca 4 mm long, sericeous outside; stamens equaling, opposite, and attached to corolla lobes, included; style to 0.5 mm long; stigma with 7-12 marginal lobes. Berries purple, subglobose, 5-10 cm diam; seeds several, oblique-obovate, flattened, to 2.5 cm long, the testa hard, lustrous. Croat 4630, Foster 1221. Rare in the old forest; known also from the Laboratory Clearing and from the shore of Bat Cove. Flowers from July to September. The fruits mature during the dry season of the following year.