Small shrubby or medium-sized tree, up to 40 m high; Branchlets terete to slightly angular, brownish puberulous in the distal parts, glabrescent. Leaves: Inflorescences terminal, densely rusty puberulous, consisting of pedunculate glomerules aggregated into panicles, 25 by 10-20 cm; Flowers (tri- or) pentamerous, bisexual, fragrant. Stamens white, c. 12 mm, tube shorter than the corolla-tube. Ovary solitary, glabrous. Seeds brown, bitrun- cate, subcylindrical, c. 12-35 mm in diameter, 10 mm high.
The closest relatives of this species, formerly treated under Cylindrokelupha (Koster- mans 1954), are found in the Indo-Chinese area (Nielsen, l.c.).