Slender shrub or small tree up to 5 m, becoming glabrous except for slight pubescence on the inflorescence. Leaves clustered near the ends of the branches; Inflorescence a terminal compound spherical umbel, 7-15 cm ø, either rather compact or branches lax; Stamens 4-5, exserted. Ovary subcylindric, 4-5-celled. Fruit a spherical drupe (when dry 4-5-ribbed, 7 by 5 mm).
Asia-Tropical: Philippines (Philippines present), Luzon present, Mindanao present
Malesia: widespread in the Philippines (Luzon to Mindanao).
Sparingly branched but wide-spreading slender shrub, with yellowish bark, at first heavily dotted with brown lenticels. The flowers are white and the ripe fruit smooth and purple.