Small to medium-sized evergreen tree. Leaves alternate, elliptic to oblanceolate, dark green, leathery with conspicuous veining. Young leaves purple-brown. The leaves have a distinct hairy swelling (pulvinus) below the blade(see image 2). Flowers in clusters along the stems, small, rusty-brown, densely covered in soft hairs.
Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-16
Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M.(2016). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Cola greenwayi. http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=140090, retrieved 30 May 2016