A well-branched tree with greyish-brown bark. Twigs contain loosely and spirally-arranged long petiolated leaves that appear dull green above and silvery-white beneath. Leaves are about 4-22 cm long and 2-20 cm broad, oval-orbicular in shape with a rounded base and pointed apex, two dark glands occur at the point of insertion on the laminar above. Male inflorescences are longer than those of the female, and contain sessile flowers. Small, globular fruits appear pale brown.
Disturbed forest edges - up to 350 m.
Native tree. One of the early woody pioneers in forest gaps