These are large trees, with a long life (up to 250 years), and a deep and expanded root structure.
Their trunk is strong, with frequent and numerous suckers growing on the base, and they have a
broad, branched and rounded crown. The bark is initially smooth, and then shows longitudinal
cracks over time. It has alternated, asymmetrical, petiolate leaves with a cordate base and sharp
apex, with varyingly serrated margins. The whitish, homogeneous, lightweight wood (specific
weight 0.90 fresh, 0.65 matured) is suitable for carving, inlay, sculpture, musical instrument parts
and for making various objects.