Altitudinal range from near sea level to 1000 m.
A fast growing tree which often grows in disturbed rain forest but also found in well developed rain forest.
This large, straight-trunked rainforest tree has smooth grey bark, with long vertical fissures..
Young shoots and terminal buds densely clothed in cream or brown hairs, many of which are stellate.
Leaves simple and alternate, broad, slightly hairy, about 11-40 long x 7-30 cm wide.
The white flowers are produced at the same time as the prominently coloured (pink to reddish) new leaves, greatly enhancing the visual appeal of the flowering tree