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Tree; leaves alternate, simple, elliptic, base rounded, margin entire, apex acute; inflorescence paniculate; flowers small; petals white, recurved at maturity; fruits yellow drupes. (Image at left photographed at Hacienda Tabi.)
Standley (1930) reports that leaf tea is used to stop vomiting of blood. Listed as an important source of pollen and/or nectar for bees (Souza Novello 1981, Suarez Molina 1981).