BJBB 61: 60
Bos 2908 (BR, K, WAG); Stoop – v.d. Kasteele 75 (WAG)
Shrub or small tree with stout, hollow twigs, of road sides and secondary forest, where it can reach a height of 12 m and a diameter of 40 cm. Angular twigs with white lenticels. Bark grayish; wood white, soft. Propagation with stumps possible; used to make hedges. The bark has medicinal uses. Leaves in whorls of 4 (3, 5), very variable, the petiole 0.3 – 3 cm long, the blade up to 18 x 8 cm, with 10 – 16 pairs of arched laterals. Fruits single or double rounded berries of about 8 mm, red when ripe, containing one seed. Young specimens, when shrubby, not to be confused with R. mannii,which has slender twigs.