Tree to 25 m but often smaller, in drier forest types, planted in villages, possibly not native but remnant of being cultivated. Tree sometimes with stilted roots. Bark blackish, shallowly zig-zag grooved; slash pale brown, fibrous, exuding some white gummy latex. Leaves simple, alternate, not very clustered, usually 15 cm long, with a short petiole, long-elliptic, acute apex and cuneate base, entire margin; blade silvery pubescent beneath with ± 16 pairs of laterals and obscure reticulation. Fruitsedible, pointed, ovoid, about 5 cm long. Fruits about 3 cm Ø, edible. Tree resembling C. subnudum which is a smaller tree.