This large, highly threatened tree has elliptical, papery, wavy leaves that measure up to 16 centimetres long and 7 centimetres wide. The bark can be almost smooth on young trees, but as the tree ages, furrows develop, which deepen as time passes. The inner bark is light brown to yellowish and has a slightly stringy texture. The fruit of the Philippine mahogany is almost spherical, about one centimetre across, and densely covered with short, soft hairs (2).
- Height: 70 m (2)
- Trunk diameter: 1.6 m (2)