This is a large tree that can grow up to 40 m in height. The crown is dense and dome-shaped. The trunk is columnar, without buttresses. The bark is light brown in colour and exudes irritant whitish sap.
The leaves are large, stiff and leathery. The reddish-pink flowers occur in upright panicles near branch tips. The fruits are yellowish-green with brown lenticels, and the skin is about 5mm thick. The flesh colour ranges from pale-orange to yellow. They are fibrous and juicy with a strong smell of turpentine.
It is native to Singapore. According to the Singapore Red Data Book (2008, 2nd Edition), this species is vulnerable in the wild population in Singapore (Category D). In this category, there are fewer than 1000 mature individuals, and there may or may not be any other evidence of decline, small range size, or fragmentation.