Edible Portion: Bark, Spice, Leaves
A large tree. It grows 10-20 m high. It keeps its leaves during the year. The trunk can be 30-60 cm across. The bark is dark brown. The young branches can be four sided. The leaves are usually opposite. The leaf blade is oval and 11-16 cm long by 4.5-5.5 cm wide. The young leaves are red but change to pale green. They later become dark green and glossy on top but whitish underneath. The flowers are pale yellow and small. The fruit are red but turn black when mature. They are 10-15 mm long.