Tr. & Planch., Ann. Sci. Nat. Bot., sér. 4, 17:38. 1862
Small tree, to 10 m tall and 10 cm dbh; stems sericeous-villous when young, glabrous and lenticellate in age. Petioles ca 5 mm long, sericeous to glabrate; blades oblong-elliptic, acuminate, rounded at base, 6-14 cm long, 2-5 cm wide, glabrous above, sericeous below when young, becoming glabrate in age. Flowers solitary at sometimes defoliated leaf axils; pedicels stout, sericeous, to 9 mm long, bracteate; sepals 3, connate to above middle, 1-1.5 cm long, sericeous; petals 6, valvate, thick, the outer 3 oblong, 2-2.5 cm long, ± tomentose, the inner 3 quadrangular-prismatic, 1-1.5 cm long, ca 3 mm thick. Monocarps 10-27, reniform to oblong, 3-4.5 cm long, puberulent, dehiscing along one side and opening out flat to expose seeds, the valves thick and fleshy, red-orange within; seeds several. Croat 6236.
Occasional, in the old forest and along the shore on Burrunga Point. Flowers from May to October. The fruits probably mature from February through May.
Panama, Colombia, and Venezuela. In Panama, known from tropical moist forest in the Canal Zone and from tropical wet forest in Colón and Panama.