Edible portion: Fruit
A tree. It can grow 50 m tall. The trunk is straight and 1-1.2 m across. The base has buttresses. It can have stilt roots in flooded forest. The twigs are densely covered with grey hairs when young. The leaves are alternate and the leaf blade is papery. They are broadly oval and 8-18 cm long by 6-13 cm wide. They have grey scales on both sides. Trees are separately male or female. The flowering shoots are 11-20 cm long with clusters of flowers. The fruit is fleshy and red to black. It is round and 3-4 mm long by 3-5 mm wide. There are several had stone in the fruit. They have one seed.
It is a tropical plant. It grows in lowland tropical forests.