Trees about 10 m tall.
Bark thin flaky in old trees.
Branchlets terete, pubescent.
Leaves simple, alternate, distichous; stipules in pairs, linear-lanceolate, acute, 1.2 cm long, pubescent, subpersistent; petiole 0.25-0.7 (-1.2) cm long, terete sometimes subcanaliculate, pubescent; lamina 8-22 x 2.5-7.7 cm, usually oblong to elliptic or oblanceolate, apex gradually acuminate with mucronate tip, base acute to rounded or cuneate, margin entire, chartaceous, glabrous except on midrib; secondary nerves prominent beneath, 5-9 pairs, ascending; tertiary nerves broadly reticulate.
Inflorescence axillary or terminal racemes; flowers unisexual, dioecious; clusters of flowers in male distant than in female.
Drupe, elliptic, somewhat oblique, turning red; seeds 1.
Indo-Malesia and East Himalayas
State - Kerala, District/s: All Districts