The greyish-brown stem gives rise to a well-branched crown. The somewhat crowded leaves are arranged spirally on branches, bright green in colour and about 12-30 cm long and 3-7 cm wide, elliptical in shape with a tapering base and abruptly pointed apex. The white coloured flowers are seen in terminal clusters. Buds are star-shaped. The smooth-coated, green fruits that become tinted in pink when they ripen are pendulous, globular structures about 6-10 cm in diameter, single-seeded, and float on water due to the spongy fibrous layer on the interior of the fruit wall.
Riverine areas in secondary forests - up to 300 m.
Native tree. Fruit is poisonous. Also found in tidal river banks as a mangrove associate.