Life form: large tree
Max. diameter: > 180 cm (Voorhoeve 1965)
Leaf: pinnately compound, 14-22 opposite leaflets, elliptic, oblong or obovate, microphyll (2-4 x 3.5-12
cm), entire, coriaceous, leaves and leaflets of saplings and young trees larger
Inflorescence: a densely flowered panicle
Flower: small, corolla greenish white
Fruit: capsule, pendulous (4 x 18 cm), woody, nearly black; 25-30 seeds
Seed: approx. 7 cm long including papery wing, red brown
Other: a tree with rather "fat", high buttresses. It has compound clustered leaves, but not as strongly as in E. utile. The crown is usually not as large as the huge bole might suggest. Wood density is 0.56 g/cm3.
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