Trees up to 12 m tall.
Bark brownish, smooth, scaly when mature; blaze reddish-brown.
Young branchlets angular to subterete, minutely puberulous.
Leaves compound, imparipinnate, 17-40 cm long, opposite, decussate; stipule interpetiolar, caducous and leaving scar; rachis pulvinate, terete, glabrous; petiolule 0.3 long for the lateral leaflets and 1.3 cm with swollen apex long in terminal one, canaliculate, glabrous; leaflets opposite, 3 to 9, 7-16 x 3.5- 8.5 cm, elliptic to broadly elliptic, apex acuminate, base acute to rounded, margin serrate, coriaceous, glabrous; midrib thinly raised above; secondary nerves 5-7 pairs, gradually curved and ascending towards apex; tertiary nerves reticulo-percurrent.
Inflorescence terminal or axillary panicle; flowers yellowish; pedicel ca. 0.2 cm long.
Berry, woody, subglobose to 2.5 cm across, slightly rugose, whitish-brown; seeds 3.
South India and Sri Lanka
State - Kerala, District/s: Palakkad, Idukki, Kollam, Pathanamthitta, Malappuram, Kannur, Thrissur, Wayanad