Shrub, treelet or tree to 16 m high. Branchlets terete, grey-brown, dotted by brown lenticels, puberulous in the ultimate parts, glabrescent. Leaves: Inflorescences either clustered at the old leaf-scars or axillary at the leaves, puberulous, consisting of pedunculate glomerules aggregated into narrow panicles; Stamens white or cream, to c. 15 mm long, tube exceeding the corolla-tube. Ovary solitary, glabrous. Seeds black, glossy, ellipsoid, compressed, c. 8 by 4 mm.
Asia-Tropical: Borneo present; Jawa (Jawa present); Philippines (Philippines present); Sumatera (Sumatera present)
Malesia: 3 geographically separated varieties in Sumatra, Java, Borneo and the Philippines.