Habit : Tall tree having remarkable pneumatophores at the base growing vertically upwards through the soil.
Stem : Blackish-brown, rough bark.
Leaves : 1-3 x 0.8-2 cm, elliptic-oblong or obovate-oblong, upperside is glossy and smooth and whitish-tomentose beneath, leathery texture having salt glands and air pores more visible on the under surface.
Inflorescence : Terminal heads.
Flowers : Yellow, Sessile
Fruit : Capsules 2.5-3 cm long, ovoid, compressed beaked with thin hairy surface.
Flowering and Fruiting Time : February - June; March - August.
Bark is employed as a remedy for syphilis.
The leaves are eaten by cattle.
The wood is strong, tough and durable, takes a fine polish and is highly prized for furniture and carved work.