Tree 7-30 m. Leaves membranous, (elliptic-)oblong, 9-21 by 3-9 cm, base attenuate, apex acute-acuminate; Inflorescences with sparse hairs up to 0.1 mm, or glabrescent; Fruits 1-3 per infructescence, (broadly) ellipsoid, glabrous, 4.5-8 by 3-4.5 cm, drying blackish brown, without or with few small warts;
Asia-Tropical: Borneo present (Sabah present, Sarawak present); Malaya (Peninsular Malaysia present, Singapore present); Sumatera (Sumatera present), E Coast Prov present, North Prov present, W, C & E Kalimantan present
Malesia: Sumatra (North Prov., and E Coast Prov.), Peninsular Malaysia, Singapore, Borneo (Sarawak, Sabah; W, C & E Kalimantan).
Horsfieldia punctatifolia is characterized by the dots on the leaves, deeply cleft male buds, few anthers, and large fruits with thick pericarp.