Shrub or small tree, usually 3-7 m tall; younger parts of stems and petioles, panicles, and hypanthia stellate-tomentose. Petioles 1-2 cm long; blades +/- oblong-elliptic, acuminate, acute to obtuse at base, 9-28 cm long, 3.5-12 cm wide, glabrate to sparsely appressed-stellate on both surfaces (at least on veins below), the midrib sometimes arched; veins from the base 3-5. Panicles terminal, to 15 cm long, almost as broad; hypanthium 1.5-2.5 mm long; calyx lobes 5, rounded to triangular, the exterior teeth often nearly as long, slender; petals 5, white, to 2.7 mm long, spreading; stamens 10; style straight, erect, at first much shorter than stamens, elongating to ca 6 mm and +/- equaling pores of stamens; stamens +/- erect; filaments curved, geniculate below anthers. Axes of fruiting inflorescences reddish; berries depressed-globose, green becoming whitish, turning blue and finally purple-black at maturity, 3 mm long, 6 mm wide; seeds numerous, minute. Croat 11443. Occasional, in the forest. Flowers mostly in the dry season (January to June), with the fruits maturing mainly from June to October. Plants may flower more than once per year.