Tree or shrub to 6.5 m high;
Seeds distant, ovoid c 6 mm long.
Arabia present, Asia-Tropical: India present
In Malesia cultivated in Java. In its area of origin it thrives best where the rainfall is less than 750 mm/year.
Contains tannin. Used for firewood.
Miq. - in Fl. Ind. Bat. 1855: 49
Burkart - in J. Arnold Arbor. 1976: 450
Backer & Bakh. f. - in Fl. Java. 1963: 563
Heyne - in Nutt. Pl. Ned. Ind. 1916: 223