Trees 6-20 m. Branchlets compressed, glabrous. Petiole 1.5-3 cm, glabrous; leaf blade ovate-elliptic to elliptic-lanceolate, 8.5-18 × 3.5-6.5 cm, papery, minutely lepidote, with domatia in axils of primary veins and midrib abaxially, base cuneate, margin entire, apex acuminate to long acuminate; primary veins 8-11 on each side of midrib, slightly raised. Panicles terminal or axillary, 8-10 cm. Flowers bisexual. Pedicel 0-3 mm. Calyx ca. 1 mm. Corolla white; tube ca. 1 mm; lobes elliptic, 1.5-2 mm, obtuse. Drupe ripening yellow-brown, long ovoid, somewhat oblique, 1.2-1.5 cm × 6-7 mm. Fl. Apr-May, fr. Jul-Nov.
Tree 8 m tall or more, monoecious, young stems glabrous. Leaves slightly coriaceous, ovate (5–)6–10(–13) by (2–)2.5–3.5(–5) cm; scattered peltate-lepidote, especially on the midrib below; base acute or obtuse; apex acuminate; margins entire; venation ± obscure, primary veins 5–6 on each side of the midrib, usually with domatia in the axils with the midrib below. Inflorescence terminal, paniculate-cymose, 3–10 cm long, many-flowered; rachis somewhat peltate-lepidote; pedicels 0–2 mm long. Calyx ± mm long, peltate-lepidote. Corolla white, somewhat campanulate; tube 1 mm long; lobes 2 mm long, reflexed at full anthesis; exterior peltate-lepidote. Anthers oblong, 1.5 mm long; filaments slender, 1 mm long. Ovary globose-conical, ± 1 mm long; style short, stigma bilobed. Drupe ovoid-pyriform, sometimes slightly oblique, 1.2–1.5 by 0.5–0.6 cm; mesocarp thin, blue-black when ripe.
Rocky limestone hills; alt. 1800 m. Fruiting during January.
Thailand, Nepal, India, Sri Lanka, Myanmar, S. China (Yunnan), Indonesia, New Guinea, Vanuatu, New Caledonia, Lord Howe Island, E. Australia (type).