Twigs fluted, clothed in tortuous, erect, brown or rusty brown hairs. Leaf blades about 7.5-16.5 x 2-6.5 cm, green or slightly glaucous on the underside, densely clothed in tortuous, erect, brown or rusty brown hairs when young, much less so when older. Midrib hairy on the upper surface at least towards the base of younger leaf blades. Midrib flush with the upper surface. Petioles flat on the upper surface. Oil dots visible with a lens.
Flowers not opening very widely, the tepals +/- vertical at anthesis. Tepals about 1.9-3 mm long. Staminal glands fused to form a disk or continuous ring of tissue around the ovary. Staminodes absent or not distinct from the disk.
First pair of leaves ovate to elliptic, about 80-115 x 33-55 mm, green on the underside. At the tenth leaf stage: leaf blade hairy along the midrib and main lateral veins on the upper surface; oil dots small, numerous, visible only with a lens; terminal bud, stem and petiole densely clothed in dark reddish brown hairs. Seed germination time 20 to 37 days.