Tree to 21 m high, c. 77 cm in diam.; buttresses equally plank-like, up to 90 cm high. Leaves 6-9- (or 10-)foliolate, distinctly petioled; petiole and rachis up to 10( — 18) cm long, puberulous. Stipules intrapetiolar, minute, c. 2 mm long, puberulous. Inflorescences axillary or terminal, usually erect, up to c. 15(-25) cm long, the rachis greyish puberulous, glabrescent or glabrous, rather loosely flowered; bracts and bracteoles caducous, often hardly found on herbarium specimens; bracteoles subulate, 3-4 mm long; pedicels variable in length (depending on the developing stage of flowers), 6-15(-22) mm, articulated at the base, greyish puberulous. Flowers white, easily falling off, greyish puberulous outside. Stamens 10; filaments (observed from flower buds) c. 2 mm, glabrous; anthers 0.75 mm long. Seeds shortly oblong, broadly elliptic, or suborbicular, flat, 3-4 by 2-3.5 by 1.5 cm.
The leaf is articulated at the base of the petiole; after falling of the leaf, there is a round or auriculate scar left on a slightly cushion-like thickening of the stem. The flowers are articulated at the bases of their pedicels and they easily fall off. On a herbarium specimen, the flowering shoots sometimes have some open flowers together with flower buds only at their apical parts.