Monoecious shrub or tree, 3-10 m tall, densely stellate-pubescent all over except on upper leaf surface; sap copious, +/- sticky, yellowish, fragrant. Leaves alternate, simple; stipules subulate-lanceolate , 5-7 mm long; petioles to 6 cm long, with 2 or more sessile, round, yellow glands at apex on lower side; blades usually ovate, acuminate, usually cordate at base, 7-25 cm long, 5-18 cm wide, entire; basal veins 6-9, the cauline veins in 6-10 pairs. Racemes terminal (paniculate by aggregation), 6-15 (20) cm long, bisexual or staminate; pedicels 3-5 mm long; calyx copulate, 4-5 mm long, greenish-white at anthesis, glabrous inside, lobed to ca middle, the lobes 5, broadly acute and somewhat spreading; receptacles villous; staminate flowers terminal on (or full length of) racemes; petals 5, +/- elliptic, ca 3.5 mm long, villous; stamens 14-16, well exserted, erect or spreading, to 4.5 mm long; filaments villous; pistillate flowers 1-6 on basal part of raceme, developing before staminate flowers; calyx 5-lobed; petals lacking; ovary broader than high, subtended by a 5-parted, ringlike disk; styles 3, connate into a short column, each style bifid 2 or 3 times, the ends exserted as much as 4 mm and spreading, white, persisting in fruit, the ovary and basal parts of style densely stellate. Capsules obovoid to depressed-globose, to 1 cm diam, stellate-tomentose, green, the columella 4-4.5 mm long; seeds 3, obovoid, 4-5 mm long, 3-4 mm broad. Croat 14848, 16546. Frequent in the forest, mostly the older forest; also along the shore. Flowers from April to August, especially in April and May. The fruits mature from June to October, especially in August and September.