Tree to 10m tall, trunk 25 cm. Diam. With much white latex. Leaves coriaceous, very dark glossy green above, paler beneath. Syncarpa pale orange.
Field work sponsored by the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, and the Academia Brasileira de Ciências, and carried out with the collaboration of the Centro de Pesquisas do Cacau, Itabuna, Bahia, January-April, 1980.