Large shrubs to small trees up to 4 m tall.
Branchlets terete, stellate scaly.
Leaves usually alternate, spiral, sometimes subopposite; stipules subulate, caducous; petiole 0.5-2.5 cm long, canaliculate, stellate scaly; lamina 7-18 x 1.8-4.5 cm, narrow elliptic-oblong to lanceolate, apex narrowly long acuminate, base acute, margin entire, chartaceous, densely silvery stellate scaly beneath; stipitate glands 1-2 pairs at the junction of petiole and lamina; secondary nerves 5-10 pairs, lower most pair opposite and acute in angle; tertiary nerves broadly percurrent.
Inflorescence in terminal racemes, clothed with silvery scales; flowers unisexual, monoecious.
Capsule ovoid-oblong, slightly 3-lobed, reddish-brown stellate; seeds 3.
Peninsular India and Sri Lanka
State - Kerala, District/s: Palakkad, Kollam, Idukki, Pathanamthitta, Thiruvananthapuram, Thrissur, Wayanad