Tree with a broad base and smooth, grey bark. Leaves are placed in near opposites, and are about 5-13 cm long and 2- 5 cm broad, oval in shape with a rounded base and blunt tip, short-petiolated with a pair of glands about 1 mm immediately below the base of lamina. Leaves turn bright red when old. Flowers are small, sessile, cream to greenish-white, on rachis about 9-13 cm of branched inflorescences borne terminally or at nodes. The fruit is elliptic 3-5 cm long, 2-3 cm wide, five-winged, woody structure.
Banks of rivers and streams.
Native tree. Roots have the ability to purify water. Wood used as timber