Tree to 20 m or more tall. Bark dark coloured. Young shoots yellow-brown. Leaves more or less ovate, thin and papery, 8-14 cm long, dark glossy green above, nearly entire to finely toothed and with a tapering pointed tip, base tapering; vein pairs mostly in 4-7. Late summer to early autumn. Fruits erect in groups of 3-8.
ACT: Australian National University (Forestry Dept, c. 25 years old in 1995).
Source: (1997). Betulaceae. In: . Horticultural Flora of South-eastern Australia. Volume 2. Flowering plants. Dicotyledons. Part 1. The identification of garden and cultivated plants. University of New South Wales Press.