Small tree with few branches, up to 16 m, glabrous. Many leaves clustered towards the ends of the branches; Inflorescence a terminal compound umbel, almost sessile, saucer-shaped; Stamens c. 5. Ovary gibbous, c. 1.5 mm high, 4-celled. Fruit unknown.
Asia-Tropical, Namatanai Subdistr., Danfu R. area, inland from Manga present, New Ireland present
Malesia: New Ireland (Namatanai Subdistr., Danfu R. area, inland from Manga).
The bark is pale grey, ± smooth with fine cracks. The twigs and cut branches are strongly aromatic. The wood is soft and dark straw- coloured. The central branches of the inflorescence rays are held ± horizontally or depressed and come to maturity before the lateral branches which are held erect.