Tree 10-25 m. Leaves chartaceous or thinly coriaceous, ovate-elliptic to oblong-lanceolate, widest at or below the middle, 10-25 by 4-9.5 cm, base short-attenuate to broadly rounded, apex acute, margin not revolute; Inflorescences (broadly) paniculate, with rusty hairs 0.3-0.5 mm long; Flowers rusty pubescent inside and outside, hairs 0.1(-0.2) mm long. Fruits 4-10 per infructescence, ovoid-ellipsoid, usually with truncate base, 1.8-2.2 by 1.1-1.3 cm, hairs 0.1-0.2 mm long;
Asia-Tropical: Borneo present (Brunei present, Sabah present, Sarawak present), Kalimantan, incl. Nunukan present
Malesia: Borneo (Sarawak, Brunei, Sabah, Kalimantan, incl. Nunukan).
The specific epithet refers to the numerous small eye-like pale lenticels on the twigs. Gymnacranthera ocellata may also be recognized by the conspicuous and numerous scars of cataphylls at the base of each seasonal shoot, possibly related with a marked seasonal growth.