A tree with a tall, straight trunk covered in smooth, greyish brown bark. Leaves are large, heart-shaped, about 7-23 cm long and 5-16 cm broad with a wavy margin, pale green, shiny above, slightly furrowed along a few parallel pairs of lateral veins, long-petiolated, usually 1.5-7 cm, and crowded at branch ends. Small, white flowers are borne in terminal clusters that point upwards, and are visible from a long distance. A six-winged dry fruit, about 2.5 cm long and 1.3 cm wide, green, becomes reddish brown at dispersal,visible on top of canopy.
Disturbed areas of forests.
Native tree. Wood is used as a valuable timber. Also found in home gardens and along roadsides.