Trees up to 18 m tall.
Bark smooth, brown.
Branchlets subterete, densely adpressedly brown tomentose.
Leaves simple, alternate, spiral; petiole 1-2 cm long, brown tomentose; lamina 7-23 x 4-11 cm, obovate-oblong, apex usually abruptly acuminate, base acute-cuneate, margin entire, subcoriaceous, brown tomentose on midrib and nerves beneath intercostals glabrous; midrib canaliculate above; secondary nerves 8-16 pairs, strong, nearly parallel till margin; tertiary nerves distantly percurrent.
Flowers in sessile or subsessile umbellules, axillary or lateral on old branches.
Berry oblong, to 1.2 cm long, seated on sessile fruiting perianth cup; seeds 1.
Southern Western Ghats
State - Kerala, District/s: Wayanad, Palakkad, Kollam, Idukki, Pathanamthitta, Thiruvananthapuram, Thrissur