A smooth, greenish grey trunk with slender branches. Leaves are dark green, smooth above, elliptic in shape with a tapered base and bluntly pointed apex, margin teeth-like, about 6-17 cm long and 2.5-8 cm broad. The spreading inflorescence is made up of small, white sessile flowers. The fruit is purple in colour, flask shaped, and vertically ribbed when dry.
Understory of wet lowland and montane areas up to 2100 m.