Small trees, up to 8 m tall.
Bark horizontally lenticellate; blaze slightly reddish brown.
Young branchlets terete, villous.
Leaves simple, opposite, decussate; stipule lanceolate, caducous; petiole reddish, to 3 cm long, canaliculate; lamina to 12 x 8 cm, broadly elliptic to obovate, apex acute-acuminate, base cuneate to rounded, margin distally serrate to dentate, all nerves impressed above; midrib canaliculate; secondary nerves 5-7 pairs, subopposite; tertiary nerves percurrent.
Inflorescence in drooping panicles; flowers white.
Drupe, red, oblong, 1.5 x 0.8 cm; seed one, oblong, 1 cm compressed with a median, T-shaped ventral groove.
India and Sri Lanka
State - Kerala, District/s: Idukki