(Sw.) DC., Prodr. 3:182. 1828 Tree, 3.5-11(13) m tall; trunk usually 6-15 cm dbh; bark with moderately close, deep vertical fissures, but not flaking; young stems, axes of inflorescences, petioles, and underside of veins densely rufous-pubescent, the trichomes pinnately branched, often somewhat stalked. Petioles to 9 cm long; blades broadly elliptic, obtuse to abruptly short- acuminate, obtuse to rounded at base, 9-35 cm long, 6-18 cm wide, denticulate, the surface below canescent and completely covered with trichomes, these sessile, stellate, in part with a brown center; veins 5, dark. Panicles large, terminal, 18-22 cm long, branched many times, the branches +/-flattened or angulate; flowers +/- sessile; hypanthium and calyx together 1.5-2 mm long, campanulate, the teeth obscure or lacking; petals 5, white, obovate, to 1.5 mm long. Berries round to depressed-globose, to 6 mm diam, white to lavender-blue, probably becoming purple-black at full maturity; seeds numerous, minute. Croat 5693, 15070.