Trees up to 6 m tall.
Bark grey, brownish, lenticellate.
Branches with architecture of “ Aubreville model ”; branchlets terete, glabrous.
Leaves simple, alternate, spiral, clustered at twig ends; petiole 0.5-1.2 cm, slightly canaliculate above, glabrous; lamina 8-18 x 1.7-3.8 cm, usually narrow elliptic, sometimes narrow oblanceolate, apex narrowly and gradually long acuminate, base acute to cuneate, margin entire, chartaceous, glabrous, slightly glaucous and sparsely puberulous beneath; midrib slightly canaliculate above; secondary nerves 8-14 pairs, gradually curved and ascending; tertiary nerves reticulo-percurrent.
Flowers in axillary or subterminal racemes; pedicels filiform and long; anthers 2 celled.
Drupaceous, globose or ovoid, seated on the persistent fruiting perianth lobes; seeds 1.
Southern Western Ghats
State - Kerala, District/s: Wayanad, Malappuram, Kannur, Thiruvananthapuram, Palakkad, Kollam