Tree, usually to 50 m high and sometimes 90 m; bark persistent to smaller branches, grey to red-brown, shortly fibrous to stringy, smooth above, white to grey, shedding in ribbons.
Juvenile leaves disjunct, ovate to elliptic, glossy green.
Adult leaves disjunct, broad-lanceolate, 10–15 cm long, 1.5–3.3 cm wide, green, glossy, concolorous. Umbellasters ≥ 11-flowered; peduncle terete or angular, 4–15 mm long; pedicels terete, 1–6 mm long. Buds clavate, 4–7 mm long, 2–4 mm diam., scar absent; calyptra hemispherical, shorter and as wide as hypanthium.
Fruit globose, ovoid or urceolate, 6–11 mm long, 5–9 mm diam.; disc depressed; valves enclosed or rarely to rim-level.