Small to medium tree to 15 m or so tall with wrinkled grey bark. Trunk forming basal buttresses. Leaves of 3 large leaflets each 10-15 cm long, leathery and glossy green with prominent veins and toothed margins. Flowers about 3 mm wide, creamy yellow, in dense axillary clusters; winter to early summer. Fruit capsule 1.5-2 cm long, cylindrical and hairy.
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.