Branches greyish-black, very thick and warted. Leaves pointed upwards, thick and dull green in colour, spirally arranged mostly at ends of branchlets, about 11 cm long and 3 cm broad in size, oblong or narrowly elliptic in shape with bluntly tapered base and apex and a rolled down margin. Midrib prominent on both sides of the leaf, but slightly grooved in the upper side. Inflorescences borne on leafless nodes and bear small pinkish-yellow flowers about 3-4 mm in size on axil almost equal to or slightly longer than the petioles. Fruits globose, purplish, about 5 mm in size.