Trees up to 8 m tall.
Branchlets terete, pubescent.
Leaves simple, alternate, spiral; petiole up to 1.5 cm long, tomentose; lamina 15 x 5.5 cm, oblong, apex caudate, base rounded to subacute, tomentose along midrib beneath; midrib raised above; secondary nerves 7-9 pairs, looped; tertiary nerves broadly reticulate.
Inflorescence axillary; flowers unisexual, dioecious; male flowers in axillary catkins, up to 1.5 cm long; female in short few flowered cymes.
Capsule 2 cm long, ovoid, beaked, softly echinate, tomentose; stigma persistent with 6 subulate lobes.
Southern Western Ghats (Kerala)
State - Kerala, District/s: Kollam, Thrissur