Shrub or small tree. Bark pale greenish-grey, slightly roughish and scaly. Leaves opposite, up to 17 × 13 cm, one of a pair distinctly smaller than the other, heart-shaped to broadly ovate, sometimes somewhat 3-lobed, covered with mixed simple and stellate hairs, domatia present in the axils of the main veins below, 3-5-veined from the base with 4 small glands near the base above; margin more or less entire, wavy. Flowers in axillary spike-like racemes, greenish-yellow with purple anthers, unisexual, sexes on different trees. Fruit deeply 3-lobed c. 10 mm in diameter, greenish-yellow.
Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-17
Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M.(2017). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Mallotus oppositifolius var. oppositifolius. http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=134930, retrieved 23 March 2017