Medium-sized tree, able to grow up to 10 - 15 m tall. Crown Long droopy branchlets and stems (4 - 6 m) gives the tree an irregular, straggly crown. Foliage Dark green leaves, alternately arranged, measuring about 10 - 20 cm long and 4 - 8 cm wide. Stems Pendulous, pubescent when young, striated with age. Flowers Flowers turning from green to yellowish-brown upon maturity, sweet-scented, petals hairy and curled up. Fruits Fruit turning from dark green to black when ripen, measuring about 2 cm long. Etymology Genus Cananga is derived from a Tagalog name "alang ilang" and also refers to the perfume produced from the fragrant flowers. Species odorata means fragrant or sweet-scented.