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A tree of 30 m or more tall, it has short buttresses and a bark that is rough, black and fissured. Leaves are simple, 8-22 x 5-10 cm, elliptical, opposite, leathery and an under surface that is often reddish. The stipules that cover the young leaves when in the bud stage are 4 cm long and reddish. Flowers are solitary, up to 3.5 cm long and fruits have a 25 cm long hypocotyl that is cigar-shaped.
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