Tree up to 25 m high. Leaves 4- (or rarely 3-)jugate; petiole 1-3.2 cm and rachis 7.7-13.6 cm long, minutely puberulous, glabrescent, or glabrous. Stipules foliaceous, acinaciform, falcate, up to c. 15 mm in diam., acuminate, rounded auriculate at base, reticulate glabrous, tardily caducous. Inflorescences paniculate, up to 17(-37) cm long, lateral branches up to c. 3.5(-9) cm long, both rachis and branches densely puberulous; bracts and bracteoles lanceolate, up to 3 mm long, densely puberulous on both surfaces; pedicels short, up to 5 mm, puberulous. Flowers dirty yellow or light brown, margins pink, fragrant. Petal elliptic or oblong-elliptic, 5-6.5 by 2-2.5 mm; outside densely puberulous in the lower half; glabrous inside. Stamens: united basal parts of the filaments very short; free filaments up to c. 6 mm, slightly hairy; (fertile) anthers various in size, the 2 larger ones ovoid-ellipsoid, c. 3.5 mm long, the others smaller. Ovary subsessile, subrhomboid, c. 3 mm long, densely hairy on the margin, glabrous in the centre, 3-ovuled; style up to c. 10 mm, recurvate, hairy at the base, sparsely hairy in the upper part; stigma terminal, small, capitate. Seeds suborbicular or broadly ellipsoid, c. 2 by 1.8 cm, smooth, compressed, on a smaller aril (0.85 by 1.2 cm).
Asia-Tropical, Banda present, Flores present, Kai present, Manado present, Morotai present, Rau present, Saleijer present, Wandji = Wangiwangi present
Malesia: Celebes (Manado, Saleijer, Wandji = Wangiwangi), Lesser Sunda Islands (Flores), Moluccas (Banda, Rau, Morotai, Kai).
De Wit (1949) made a comprehensive study of this species, discussing its history of nomenclature, specific concept, typification, distribution, etc.