Tree with somewhat horizontally arranged branches and a rounded crown with very dense foliage. Young twigs are mostly quadrangular, and thickened at the nodes. Stipules are about 1 cm and narrowly triangular. The broad leaves are about 2-6 cm long and 1.5-5 cm broad, thick and leathery, rounded or broadly ovate in shape, with a rounded base and apex, rolled inwards to form a concave shape. Mid vein with 3-5 pairs of laterals is easily visible above. The petiole up to 1.5 cm long. The compactly-arranged inflorescences are borne on short branchlets with many greenish flowers about 1.5 cm each. The fruit is 8-10 mm, ovoid, and contains one seed.