Large trees, bark greyish brown, rough.
Leaves alternate or pseudowhorled, ovate to elliptic, 5–10 cm long, 2.5–5 cm wide, apex abruptly acuminate, upper surface glossy green, lower surface glaucous; smelling of camphor when crushed; 3-veined from base with domatia in axils, reticulum areolate; petiole 2–4 cm long.
Panicles usually slightly shorter than leaves. Flowers c. 3 mm long.
Fruit globose, 10 mm diam., black, seated on shallow cupular receptacle; ripe Apr.-June.