Tree to 24 m high, trunk to 18 m, 37 cm in diameter; Leaves: Stipules oblong-lanceolate, acute, 10-14 by 3-4 mm, densely tomentellous, caducous. Inflorescences consisting of pedunculate spiciform racemes aggregated into axillary panicles at the distal leaves, tomentose or hirsute, racemes 1.5-5.5 cm, peduncle c. 2.5 cm, pedicel 0.5-2 mm, subtended by inconspicuous bracts. Flowers pentamerous, white, bisexual. Stamens 14-20 mm, tube 3-4 mm, exceeding the corolla-tube. Ovary 1-2 mm, solitary, sessile or shordy stipitate, glabrous or puberulous. Seeds unknown.
Only known from two collections, the type being from the West Sepik Prov., Papua New Guinea. The single specimen from West Irian has a puberulous, sessile ovary, and may belong to a distinct subspecies or species (cf. Nielsen, l.с.).