Tree, to 22 m tall, the trunk to 40 cm dbh; outer bark thin, light brown, with many minute fissures; inner bark brownish-red, moderately thick, the sap lacking odor; young parts ferruginous, appressed-pubescent. Stipules narrowly triangular, ca 3 mm long; petioles to 8 mm long; blades oblong-elliptic, acuminate, acute and decurrent at base, 5-10 (14) cm long, 1.5-3 (4.5) cm wide, glabrate or sparsely pubescent below and on midrib above in age. Pseudoracemes terminal, 6-10 cm long; pedicels 4-8 mm long; flowers many, ca 1.5 cm diam, yellow; sepals to 2 mm long, lobed, glandular, the glands 10, oblong-obovate, yellow, the lobes curved outward at apex; petals subequal, +/- orbicular, concave, clawed, 4-6 mm diam, subentire, 1 petal flat and somewhat more erect than the others; stamens 10, in 2 series, nearly erect, 3-3.5 mm long; filaments pubescent, nearly as long as anthers; anthers introrse, the connective swollen, somewhat prolonged at apex; styles 3, narrowly pointed, distinct, slightly longer than stamens, persisting in fruit. Drupes +/- globose, ca 10 mm diam, glabrous, green to yellow or yellow-orange at maturity; pyrenes 3. Croat 11133.