The bark is smooth and brown. The leaf flush is bright red. The stiff and leathery mature leaves of the flat canopy are broadly elliptic, about 2.5-7.5 cm long and 1.7-5.3 cm broad, with a tapered base and notched apex, rolled down margins, and 8-11 pairs of lateral veins. The inflorescence is pale pink. The fruit is a purplish red, ellipsoid berry.
Montane and rain forest understory - common between 1500 - 2400 m