Straight stem with greyish bark and short, slender branches. The leaf flush is smooth, silvery copper, drooping, crowded at the ends of branchlets, and turn bright green when mature. Leaves are lanceolate in shape with a slightly pointed base and a tapering pointed apex, about 6-18 cm long and 1.5-4 cm broad. The three veins beginning from the base are prominent, but the lateral veins are faint on the upper surface. The petiole appears as channeled above. Pale yellow flowers are seen in small clusters borne on short branchlets on the internodes. Male and female flowers are distinguishable. The fruit is dark purple, ovoid in shape, about 1.0 cm in size with a ring-like cap at the base.