A large tree that grows up to 45 m tall. Crown is dense and dome-shaped. Trunk is columnar without buttresses, with greyish bark that exudes irritant sap. Leaves are large and leathery. Flowers are pinkish in colour. Fruits are pale-brown with rough skin, flesh is white and has a sour taste.
The Binjai was commonly planted in villages for its brown potato-like fruits. This Heritage Tree had a girth of 4m when measured in 2003.