Leaf lamina narrowly to broadly elliptic or ovate, (4-)5-10(-15) by 2-4(-7) cm, cuneate to truncate at the base to a petiole 5-10 mm long, acuminate and rounded at the apex with a short blunt mucro. Inflorescence an indeterminate raceme of 6-12 decussate pairs of cymules, often with subsidiary cymules developing below them in the axils of the same bracts, rarely determinate with a terminal cymule; axis up to 10 cm long; peduncles of the cymules 2-5 mm long; cymules 5- to 9-flowered with the central 0-3 flowers male.
Northeastern Queensland present, Solomon Islands present, Southern America: Argentina South (Santa Cruz present), from Philippines southwards to Flores and eastwards to New Guinea present
Northeastern Queensland, Solomon Islands, Santa Cruz; in Malesia: from Philippines southwards to Flores and eastwards to New Guinea.
For distinction as a species, differences from N. cornifolius and conspeci- ficity of N. ledermannii, N. philippinense and N. schlechteri, see .