A tall tree up to 40m in height. Pagoda shaped crown. Fluted trunk. Fragrant greenish yellow flowers. Simple leaves in whorls, exudes latex. Occurs in Sri Lanka, India to Indonesia; tropical Australia and Solomon Islands. Introduced to Singapore and cultivated. Self-sown A. angustiloba can sometimes be seen in secondary forests. A. angustiloba and A. scholaris are commonly used in landscape planting.
The wood was used in the past to make slates for writing in schools, hence the species name 'scholaris'. Other than the difference in flower colours, A. scholaris (greenish yellow flowers) and A. angustiloba (creamy white flowers), A. scholaris can be differentiated from A.angustiloba by the stipule at the base of the leaf petiole. Looking at the fallen dried leaves, A. scholaris has side veins .1 to .25 inches apart (.25 to .64 cm apart)), with distinct reticulations between them. In A. angustiloba, the sides veins are .1 inches or less apart ( .25 cm or less apart) without visible reticulations between them.