Size: 6 to 10' tall
From Gen. Hist.
branches reclinate ; leaves ovate, obtuse, or acutish, quite entire, or a little sinuated, glabrous ; panicles corymbose, loose, terminal ; calyx 5-cleft : segments of corolla ovate, obtuse, with reflexed margins… Leaves petiolate, scattered, dark green, about 4 inches long. Flowers greenish white. Corolla twice as long as the calyx, with ovate, obtuse, reflexed segments. Berry fleshy, red, size of a pea, containing 4 nuts ; but the nuts are not said to be 2-celled or 2-seeded.
Published in Gen. Hist. 4: 390 in 1837.
Native of the Island of Bourbon.
Collected in 1826.