Tree 4-20(-30) m. Leaves chartaceous or thinly coriaceous, ovate-elliptic or lanceolate, (4-)7-17(-21) by (1.5-)2-6(-9) cm, base cuneate, apex acute-acuminate, the very apex sometimes ± blunt; Inflorescences between the leaves and/or below, ± pubescent, of the Knema-type; Fruits 1-3 per infructescence, short- or long-ellipsoid, 1.3-2.6(-3) by 0.9-1.3 cm, apex rounded or subacute, usually to 1 mm beaked, hairs scurfy, c. 0.2 mm or less (largely glabrescent in subsp. australiana);
Asia-Tropical: Maluku (Maluku present), Bird's Head present, N Australia present, Papua New Guinea present, W Papua Barat present, Waigeo present, east to Madang Prov present
Malesia: Moluccas, W Papua Barat (Waigeo, Bird's Head), and Papua New Guinea (east to Madang Prov.), with three subspecies; a fourth, subsp. australiana Jessup & W.J. de Wilde, occurs in N Australia (Jessup & De Wilde 1993: 41).