Branches arise spirally and horizontally from the greyish-brown main trunk resembling a cart wheel. Branches are slightly droopy in nature with young twigs covered in rusty yellow woolly hairs. The leaf buds are densely covered in short soft hairs. The leaves are smooth above, olive green in colour, about 10-28 cm long and 4-12 cm broad, lanceolate in shape with a rounded base and tapering apex. The fragrant, orange-yellow flowers seen in inflorescences at the leafless nodes as sessile globose heads are used for temple offerings. The male inflorescence is much larger than that of the female. Fruits are ellipsoid in shape and rounded at both ends, and covered with rusty-yellow colored hairs. Once open, the one and only seed almost covered by the orange coloured coat, falls off.