Habit : A dioecious, evergreen tree with branches spreading pubescent, bark grey, soft rough, lenticellate.
Leaves : Ovate-lanceolate, acuminate at apex, rounded or obliquely cordate at base, crenate-serrate along the margins, hispid above, white tomentose beneath, petiolate, petioles pubescent, terete ventrally grooved, stipules deciduous.
Axillary, pubescent fascicled cymes, sometimes dichotomously branched cymes and longer than petioles.
Male cymes more compact than females and usually on different trees.
Sepals 2-3 mm long, elliptic-lanceolate.
Stamens 5, stigmas villous, reflexed in fruits.
Drupes ovoid or sub-globose smooth, purplish-black when ripe, crowned with reflexed cymes.
Seeds minute with membranous testa.
Flowering and Fruiting Time : August - January
In old days the timber was used for making gun powder charcoal and as fuel.