The slender, greyish trunk has a crown of spreading branches. Young twigs are velvety due to numerous small hairs. The leaf buds are covered with a bronze coloured stipule. Young leaves turn from pinkish-brown to yellowish-green when mature. Mature leaves are large, 11–50 cm long and 5–18 cm broad, thick, broadly oblong in shape with a lobed base and an abruptly tapering apex. The petioles of the leaves are curved. Cream coloured flowers are borne in clusters on velvety brown stalks in fruits, which are the calyx is persistent are very large, about 25 cm long and 8-10 cm broad, ovoid, dull brown.
Lowland Rain forest canopy - up to 700 m.
An endemic tree. The flour obtained from fruits is used in the preparation of traditional food.