Trees up to 30 m tall.
Bark brownish, smooth.
Branchlets subterete, glabrous.
Leaves simple, alternate, spiral; petiole 2-3.5 cm long, stout, canaliculate, glabrous; lamina 13.5-18 x 6-9.5 cm, elliptic to elliptic-obovate, apex acute or obtuse, base rounded-attenuate to acute, margin entire, glabrous, glaucous beneath, coriaceous; midrib slightly canaliculate; secondary nerves ca. 8 pairs, not prominent; tertiary nerves obscure; higher order nerves closely reticulate.
Flower in axillary racemes.
Berry, depressed globose, 2 cm long, seated on short flattened fruiting perianth cup; seeds 1.
Southern Western Ghats
State - Kerala, District/s: Palakkad, Idukki, Pathanamthitta, Malappuram, Kannur, Thiruvananthapuram, Kollam, Thrissur, Wayanad