Glabrous shrub or small tree, up to 15 m, with few branches bearing terminal clusters of large leaves. Leaves imparipinnate, up to 1 m (or more) long, uppermost leaves smaller; Inflorescence a large panicle; Petals 5, 2.5 mm long. Stamens 5, anthers oblong 1.5 mm long, filaments delicate, 1.5 mm long. Ovary turbinate in bud, 1.5 mm long, rapidly becoming rotund, compressed with prominent veins, 2-celled; Fruit fleshy, black, compressed, c. 5 by 6 mm;
Asia-Tropical: New Guinea present, Australasia: Queensland (Queensland present), D'Entrecasteaux and Trobriand Is present, Louisiades present, Micronesia present, Milne Bay Distr present, Morobe Distr present, Musi I present, New Britain present, Solomon Is present, Territory of New Guinea present
Micronesia, Solomon Is., Queensland; in Malesia: New Guinea (Papua, Eastern and Milne Bay Distr.; Territory of New Guinea, Morobe Distr., Musi I.), also in the D'Entrecasteaux and Trobriand Is., New Britain, and Louisiades.