Shrub or small tree, up to 5 m, young parts rufous-tomentose, glabrescent. Inflorescence a terminal cluster of specialized leafy branches; Petals 5, 2-3 mm long in bud. Stamens 4. Ovary turbinate, inconspicuous at anthesis; Fruit spheroidal, c. 5 by 5 mm when dry, calyx and stylopodium small.
Asia-Tropical: Borneo present (Brunei present); Malaya (Peninsular Malaysia present), Perak present
Malesia: Malay Peninsula (Perak) and Borneo (Brunei).
The lanceolate leaflets are unlike those of any other species. The grey bark is minutely fissured and bears many small orange lenticels. The wood is soft and white. The Malayan and Bornean specimens are similar, except that the flower buds are larger in the Brunei plant.