Medium –sized tree, 15m to 18m in height with a diameter up to 1.0m.
Sapwood whitish, heartwood dark brown with fine, close blackish veining, giving the wood a handsome appearance. A very hard and heavy wood, it weights about 880 kg/m3 when dried. Straight grained, it has a rather coarse texture.
Dries slowly and requires care if surface checking is to be avoided.
Good- Reported to be easy to work, but difficult to polish.
The wood is stated to have good resistance to bending and to shock.