Tree 10–15 m. tall; young stems finely yellowish grey pubescent, soon glabrous, rather pale brown, ridged, lenticellate; older stems with rather rough grey-brown bark, fairly smooth or somewhat longitudinally furrowed.
Leaf-blades obovate or obovate-elliptic, 3–17 cm. long, 1.5–8 cm. wide, acuminate at the apex, rounded at the base, membranous, at first finely pubescent beneath with short hairs particularly on the midrib and margin, later glabrescent; lateral nerves prominent beneath; petiole 3–8 mm. long, finely pubescent when young.
Monocarps probably usually about 20, 1.2–1.8 cm. in diameter, not constricted between the seeds, dark coloured when dry, glabrous; stipes 1.5–3 cm. long, rather slender.
Flowers peach-scented; peduncles 1.3–1.8 cm. long, finely puberulous with yellowish fasciculate (but scarcely stellate) hairs; bracts elliptic, 5–8 mm. long, 4–6 mm. wide, densely yellowish tomentellous.
Seeds globose or plano-convex, pale yellow-brown, 1.3–1.4 cm. long, 1.1–1.3 cm. wide, 7–9mm. thick, obscurely rugose.
Carpels: ovary 1.8–2.5 mm. long; style 2.5–3.5 mm. long.
Sepals narrowly elliptic or ovate, (0.8–)1–1.8 cm. long, 8–9 mm. wide, at length reflexed, densely tomentellous with fasciculate hairs.