Palaquium galactoxylum is a deciduous tree that can grow 25 – 40 metres or more tall.
The straight, cylindrical bole can be free of branches for up to two thirds of its height, 30 – 100cm in diameter with buttresses up to 2 metres high.
Palaquium galactoxylum has a very wide distribution, large population, is not currently experiencing any major threats and no significant future threats have been identified.
The plant is classified as ‘Least Concern’ in the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species.
Flowers usually produced on the twigs below or back from the leaves.