Tree to 40 m high; Branchlets angular by ridges decurrent from the leaf-bases, brownish, dotted by red-brown lenticels, scarcely puberulous. Leaves: Inflorescences terminal, puberulous, consisting of pedunculate glomerules (or umbels) aggregated into panicles to 30 by 35 cm; Flowers pentamerous, bisexual, pale yellowish white or cream. Stamens to 30 mm long, tube equalling or shorter than the corolla-tube. Ovary solitary, puberulous. Seeds black, glossy, ellipsoid, slightly compressed, 15-16 by 8-12 by 6 mm.