Tree, to 15 m with crisped-ferrugineous indumentum. Leaves: petiole long, to 25 cm; lamina broadly ovate, entire to 3-lobed, with 2 turbinate glands at the base of the lamina and one in each of the sinuses of the lobes. Inflorescences usually unisexual, broadly corymbose. Flowers appearing with the leaves. Male flowers: petals 1.5-2.5 cm, clawed, white; staminal column to 2 cm. Female flowers similar to male but ovary densely ferrugineous-tomentose. Fruit c. 3.5 × 4 cm, ovoid-subspherical, apiculate, 3(-5)-ridged and laxly reticulate.
This species is included on the basis of two records. The first is the checklist of Chirinda Forest species where it is recorded as cultivated and naturalised. The second is our record from near the former Mountain Lodge hotel in the Vumba, where although the major trees were probably planted, numerous smaller trees have arisen spontaneously.