Evergreen tree to 15 m or more tall. Bark scaling in small grey plates to reveal a slightly yellow undersurface. Leaves evergreen, mostly 20-30 cm long, stalk grooved above. Leaflets 7-11, entire, leathery, base very uneven and with distinctly unequal halves, slightly white-hairy at the base of the midrib below, veins impressed above, stalks to about 1 cm long. Flowers of those plants examined have both male and bisexual flowers; Jan.
China to Malayan Archipelago and Philippines
Rarely grown in the southern states but available in the nursery trade in Queensland.
Leaflets evergreen, entire, strongly asymmetrical.
VIC: Melbourne (Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria (Melbourne Gardens), bed at south end of Princes Lawn); Parkville (The University of Melbourne campus); South Yarra (Kings Domain, opposite National Herbarium, near Linden New Art). TAS: Hobart (Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens).
Source: (2002). Oleaceae. In: . Horticultural Flora of South-eastern Australia. Volume 4. Flowering plants. Dicotyledons. Part 3. The identification of garden and cultivated plants. University of New South Wales Press.