Shrub, to 7 m tall (usually less than 2.5 m), unarmed, densely stellate-pubescent, the trichomes of stems and inflorescences coarse and long-stalked. Leaves alternate or subopposite in unequal pairs; petioles to 2.5 cm long; blades narrowly elliptic, long-acuminate, cuneate and decurrent on petiole at base, 8-25 cm long, 2-8 cm wide. Inflorescences pseudoterminal, branched many times, the branches terminating in helicoid cymes of many flowers; pedicels 3-6 mm long; flowers 5-parted, 1-1.5 cm wide, densely stellate-tomentose; calyx 2-5 mm long, lobed one-half to three-quarters its length, stipitate-glandular; corolla 1-1.5 cm long, white, lobed to about middle, +/- glabrous inside; stamens ca 4 mm long; anthers cylindrical, obtuse at apex, with terminal pores directed inward; ovary and style +/- glabrous; style to ca 5 mm long. Berries round, ca 1 cm diam, glabrous, yellow at maturity; seeds many, brown, irregularly ellipsoid to obovoid, ca 1.5 mm long, 1.2 mm wide, flattened, ca 0.5 mm thick, the surface alveolate. Croat 5106.