Trees to 15 m tall, without buttresses, the young branches sparsely puberulous, soon glabrous, with small prominulous lenticels. Leaves chartaceous to thinly coriaceous, oblong, 4-11 by 1.8-4.2 cm, glabrous above, with stomatal crypts filled with lanate pubescence beneath, rounded to acute (or rarely bluntly acuminate) at apex, subcuneate at base; Stipules lanceolate, membraneous, tomentellous, to 5 mm long, very early caducous. Inflorescence of spreading terminal and subterminal panicles, 5-11 cm long, the rachis and branches rather sparsely grey-brown tomentellous; Petals 5, white, acute. Ovary villous. Fruit ovoid, epicarp sparingly lenticellate.
Asia-Tropical: New Guinea (Irian Jaya present), Australasia: Northern Territory (Northern Territory present); Queensland (Queensland present), southern extreme of Papua New Guinea present
Australia (Queensland and Northern Territory) and in Malesia: southern extreme of Papua New Guinea and Irian Jaya. .