Tree or large shrub is up to 25 m tall, evergreen, and much branched. Bark is light grey, often tannish in color. Leaves are coriaceous and in whorlsof 3-4. Leaf lamina is 7—28 x (l.25—)2—7.5 cm in size, narrowly,elliptic to broadlyelliptic to oblanceolate. Leaves are red when young. Male flowers are numerous andfemaleflowers are in compact. Fruit is dark green when ripening. Seeds are 7 x 5 mm in size and shiny dark-brown in color.