Large evergreen shrub to tall tree, mostly multi-stemmed. Branchlets hairy. Leaves opposite, compound, pinnate with a terminal leaflet. Leaflets mostly 5-13 except on non-flowering branches which have mostly 3, leathery, white-hairy below. Flowers solitary or in clusters of 2-5 in the upper leaf axils; summer. Petals white, to 1.5 cm long.ovary white and silky-hairy. Fruit a woody capsule, 0.5-1.5 cm long, covered in pale brown hair.
Source: (2002). Eucryphiaceae. 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.