Tall tree of up to 25-30 meters in height (15 meters average) and diameter breast height of over 60 cm. Boles are straight and slightly fluted at the base. Hard, pale yellow-brown heartwood, a narrow band of light sapwood and close grain. It is classed as a light hardwood with low to moderate strength properties.
Distribution: Native in Brazil and introduced in the Phils in 1912 in Mindanao. From here, it was occassionally planted in other islands and provinces where the climate is favorable for commercial rupper production.