Cork wood tree's description
A small- to medium- sized sized evergreen, upright tree that grows up to 30 metres. Trunk is straight and short. Young branches are somewhat shiny and green in colour with the leaves often crowned at the end. Leaves are leathery and shiny, 14 to 20 cm long and four to ten cm wide, widest in or frequently above the middle, tapering at the base. Leaf apex is round or faintly acuminate and obtuse with prominent midrib and lateral veins underneath. Inflorescence is an umbel with peduncle of two to 12 cm and terminal or lateral in position. Flowers are white in colour with 0.5 to 1 cm long cylindrical tube and fragrant. Corolla is deeply divided into five lobes, which are longer than the tube and oblong or obtuse in shape. Fruit is a drupe, comes in pair, smooth, distinct, elliptical in shape, 5 to 8 cm long and bluntly pointed. Matured fruit is bright yellow in colour. Each fruit contains an ovate-shaped strongly flattened seeds.