Tree to 45m. Locally frequent in wet forest on soils of moderate fertility north from Sydney.
Bark persistent throughout, "ironbark", grey-black.
Leaves lanceolate or broad lanceolate, falcate, acute, basally tapered, dull, green or grey-green, thick, concolorous, 8–15 cm long, 1–2 mm wide.
Inflorescences compound, terminal; 7-flowered, regular, white, or cream, winter-early summer.
A slow growing, long-lived tree, very hardy. Koala friendly.