For description see Amshoff (Fl. Suriname 3(2): 134. 1951). This is easily
recognized by the markedly bicolorous leaves which are smooth and lustrous above,
very pale or glaucous beneath, by the long appressed bright coppery silky hairs that
cover the inflorescence and the flowers, and by the long thin and broadly hooded
calyx-lobes, 3-4 m m long and glabrous on the inner surface, that cover the corolla
in bud and suggest those of Eugenia feijoi, but which unlike those of E. feijoi are
distinct to the base.