Buttreesed trees, up to 30 m tall.
Trunk fluted; bark brown, flaky; blaze reddish.
Young branchlets stout, scaly, tomentose.
Leaves simple, alternate, spiral, clustered at twig ends; stipules 0.3 cm long, scaly, lanceolate or subulate, lateral, caducous and leaving scar; petiole stout 0.6-2.5 cm long, terete, scaly, swollen at both ends; lamina 7.5-13 (-21) x 2.6-6.5 cm, ovate to ovate- lanceolate, apex acute to narrowly acuminate, base rounded-subcordate, margin entire, thinly coriaceous, with silvery lepidote scales beneath, glabrous above; midrib raised above; basally 3-nerved basal; secondary nerves 3-6 pairs (apart from lateral ribs) ascending; tertiary nerves reticuo-percurrent, sometimes obscure.
Inflorescence axillary panicles; flowers unisexual, small, cream colored.
Samaroid, brown, 3.6 (-6.4) cm long; seed one.
India and Bangladesh
State - Kerala, District/s: Palakkad, Idukki, Thiruvananthapuram, Kollam, Thrissur