Hierarchy contributed by the species page author
<a target='_blank' href='http://data.gbif.org/datasets/resource/1'>Accessed through GBIF data portal, GBIF Backbone Taxonomy</a>
Default IBP taxonomic classification, based on Catalogue of Life
<a target='_blank' href='www.iucnredlist.org'>IUCN 2011. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2011.2. Exported on 12 January 2012</a>
Trees up to 10 m tall.
Bark brown, rough.
Branchlets quadrangular with short internodes, glabrous.
Leaves simple, opposite, decussate; petiole 0.5-0.8 cm long, rugose, canaliculate, decurrent, slightly sheathing at base; lamina 7.5-14 × 1-3 cm, linear lanceolate, sometimes subfalcate, apex gradually acuminate, base attenuate, chartaceous; secondary nerves ca. 10 pairs, tertiary nerves reticulo-percurrent.
Flowers dioecious; male flowers in axillary, sessile fascicles; female flower solitary, axillary, sessile.
Berry globose or subglobose, 2 cm across.
Southern Western Ghats
State - Kerala, District/s: Thiruvananthapuram, Palakkad, Kollam, Idukki, Pathanamthitta, Thrissur