Life form: large tree Max. height: 50 m (Voorhoeve 1965) Max. diameter: 150 cm (Voorhoeve 1965) Leaf: alternate, imparipinnately compound (9-13 leaflets), ovate to oblong, mesophyll (3-5 x 7-30 cm), entire, pubescent
Inflorescence: axillary, not branched, flowers unisexual
Flower: medium-sized; both male and female flowers creamy white
Fruit: fleshy, ellipsoid to obovoid (1.5 x 3 cm), purplish; 1 seed
Seed: fusiform, very large (1.2 x 2.5 cm), oily fruit pulp Other: it has a spreading crown and cylindrical bole, without buttresses. The leaves are clustered at the ends of loopy twigs. It has heavy root ridges, up to 40 cm thick and 90 cm high. The slash exudes a resin. The leaf flush is red. Wood density is 0.48 g/cm3.
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