This is a small tree and the commonest species of Drypetes in North-East India and Andamans and extending to Bhutan, Bangladesh, Thailand and Indo-China.
Tree 10-15m. leaves coriaceous, elliptic 8-18*3-6cm, shortly acuminate base oblique rounded or broadly cunate entire lateral veins spreading petioles 5-10mm. Male flowers in axillary fasciles 10mm diameter, on pedicels 5mm, stamens 8-12. Female flowers solitary axillary on pedicels 4-6mm, sepals 5mm, ciliate stigmas sessile. Drupes ellipsoid 2*1.5cm, shallowly furrowed densely brown appressed pubescent.
Traditional remedies used for the treatment of various ailments are considered to be very important in the primary health care of Reang people living in Tripura state of Northeast India.