Shrub or tree 8 m high; Leaves: Stipules linear-lanceolate, to 7 mm. Inflorescences consisting of pedunculate glomerules, aggregated into terminal panicles to 40 cm long; Flowers white, scented. Stamens 8, 8 mm long. Ovary initially glabrous. Seeds ovate, olivaceous, 4.5 mm long, compressed.
Asia-Tropical, E Brazil present, Kuching, NE Argentina present, in and around Singapore
E Brazil and NE Argentina; in Malesia introduced; naturalized in and around Singapore and Kuching (cf. Burkill, l.c.).
Excellent bee-crop. Wood used for carpentry, firewood etc. Introduced into the Far East before 1850.