Tree 24-27(-36) m high; young branches tawny pubescent; buttresses to 1.8 m high. Leaves 9-13-foliolate; petiole and rachis 17-24 cm long. Stipules interpetiolar, c. 2.5 mm long. Inflorescences axillary, at the ends and bases of new leafy shoots, 7.5- 15 cm long, the rachis angular, pubescent; bracts and bracteoles minute, the bracteoles often at the middle of the pedicels; pedicels variable in length, 6-15 mm, puberulous. Stamens 10, rarely 9, alternately shorter and longer. Seed often 1.
There are four specimens with the name of Crudia scortechinii Prain in the author's handwriting in K: two in flower and two in fruit, respectively. They all match the original description and may all be considered as the authentic material of this species. When Prain published the species, he cited (l.c.: 220) only one collection: Scortechini 2129, later (l.c.: 488) rightly corrected to 2029.