It is an erect, large, deciduous tree growing up to at least 20 m high. The branches are fourangled. The leaves are large, elliptic or obovate, pointed on both ends, usually wedgeshaped at the base and entire at the margins. The upper surface is rough but without hairs, whereas the lower is densely covered with grey, or yellowish haris. The flowers are numerous, short-stalked and arranged in large terminal, much-branched panicles 30-80 cm long. The fruit is somewhat rounded, about 1.3 cm in diameter and four-lobed. The soft pericarp is densely clothed with felted, stellate hairs.
Distribution The species is grown in various parts of the Philippines, especially in the Sulu Archipelago and in some parts of Mindanao.