Oak grain in the wood and a corresponding pattern in the inner blaze.
Oak grain in the twigs. Leaf blades about 9-21 x 1-5 cm. Mature leaves rusty brown on the underside. Young leafy twigs rusty brown. Lateral veins forming loops (sometimes a double series of loops) inside the blade margin.
Racemes +/- cylindrical. Perianth tube +/- cylindrical, not dilated in the lower half. Hypogynous gland one, horseshoe-shaped, +/- surrounding the base of the gynophore. Ovules 2 per ovary. Stigma flat or domed, +/- lateral on the end of the style.
Fruits about 12-14 x 7-9 mm. Seeds with a marginal wing, seed + wing about 11-12 x 6-7 mm.
Cotyledons oblong to obovate, Endocarp hard and horny. 10-15 mm long, upper surface and margin with a few short pale hairs. First pair of leaves sometimes simple, usually deeply trilobed. At the tenth leaf stage: leaf blade glabrous or sparsely pubescent, deeply 3-5-lobed, each lobe with a central main vein and lateral veins. Seed germination time 15 to 22 days.