Tree up to 22 m high, dbh up to 50 cm. Leaves 5-9-jugate; Inflorescences together pseudoterminal, up to 40 cm long, with few spreading branches, rather densely ferrugineous puberulous, ± glabrescent. Sepals ovate, 2-2.2 by 1.6-2 mm, outside densely, inside densely to sparsely hairy, not ciliate. Petals: Stamens 8; Fruits globular to triangular-obovoid, 2-3 by 1.5-2 cm, stipe up to 1 cm long, usually apiculate, densely ferrugineous or fulvous puberulous to tomentose; Seeds 11-12.5 by 7-8 mm, black;
Most of the collections are nearly glabrous, but some from Luzon have densely tomen-tose twigs, leaf axes, and inflorescences.