Small to medium tree in cultivation, but to 30 m or more in the wild, with pale, corky bark and hairy young shoots. Leaves with 3-7 leaflets; stipules triangular, soon shed. Leaflets 6-14 cm long. Flowers in terminal clusters, petals white, about 1mm long; early summer. Fruit capsule roundish, 2-3 mm wide with 2 chambers.
Source: (2002). Cunoniaceae. In: . Horticultural Flora of South-eastern Australia. Volume 3. Flowering plants. Dicotyledons. Part 2. The identification of garden and cultivated plants. University of New South Wales Press.