Evergreen tree, to 25 m high. Stipules 3-12 cm long; leaf lamina 14-32 x 8-23 cm; lateral veins 10-13 pairs; petiole 2-3 cm long; Sapling leaves pinnately lobed. Male head7-13 x 1.5 cm, cylidric, covered by flowers and bracts ; peduncle 3-7 cm long. Female head covered by peltate bracts. Syncarp up to 20 x 10 cm, cylindric, covered with persistent peltate bracts; peduncle 10-15 cm long. Seeds 8 x 7 mm.