Garapata Tree, to 15 m tall; trunk ca 20 cm dbh; outer bark unfissured, minutely roughened, thin; inner bark reddish-brown, thin, hard; branches enlarged at base; young branchlets and petioles puberulent; sap with faint, pungent odor. Petioles 0.5-1 cm long; stipules minute, paired, subpersistent; blades ovate, acuminate at apex, obtuse to rounded at base, 5.5-10 cm long, 2.5-5 cm wide, glabrous above, whitish below with dense, minute, arachnoid trichomes. Flowers minute, in terminal or upper-axillary panicles 10-20 cm long, the branches and pedicels densely and minutely puberulent; hypanthium campanulate or turbinate, to 2 mm long; calyx lobes 5, minute, ovate, acute; petals lacking; stamens 3, less than 1 mm long; anthers about half as long as filaments; ovary white-hirsute; style to 2 mm long, adjacent to the 2 stamenless calyx lobes. Fruits pyriform to obovate, to 2.5 cm long and 2 cm diam, at first pink to red, becoming white and soft at maturity, usually with a minute depression at apex; mesocarp thick, fleshy, sweet, somewhat pithy; seed obovate, ca 1 cm diam. Croat 14648.