Shrubs or small trees, 3–6 m tall. Young branches terete, sparsely pubescent with fine white trichomes; old branches yellowish brown, with oblong lenticels. Leaves opposite, rarely alternate; leaf blade oblong-elliptic, 4–8 × 2–4 cm, thinly leathery, abaxially nearly glabrous and not papillate, veins 4 or 5, base broadly cuneate, margin slightly revolute, apex shortly acuminate. Corymbose cymes 5–6 cm wide, sparsely pubescent. Pedicel 3–4 mm, slender. Flowers white, ca. 7 mm in diam. Calyx teeth sharply triangular, ca. 0.3 mm, subequaling disk. Petals lanceolate, ca. 3.6 mm. Stamens slightly longer than petals; anthers linear-elliptic. Style cylindrical, ca. 3.3 mm, slender; stigma capitate, subequaling style in diam. Fruit black at maturity, globose, ca. 5 mm in diam.; stones vertically compressed globose, ca. 4 × 3 mm. Fl. Jun–Jul, fr. Dec.