Normally a shrub, possibly rarely a small tree. Bark very pale, whitish-grey, corky. Leaves opposite or in whorls of 3, simple, elliptic to ovate-lanceolate, up to 20 cm, pale green, often with a bronze tinge below; domatia very reduced or absent; stipule ovate or triangular, 2 mm with several teeth. Flowers in terminal clusters, white fading to yellow; corolla c. 8 mm in diameter; lobes spreading. Fruit an ellipsoid drupe, slightly ribbed when dry.
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: Chazaliella abrupta var. abrupta. http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=156500, retrieved 24 August 2016