Pahutan is an erect evergreen tree, growing from 12 to 35 meters tall, with occasional specimens known to have attained heights of 54 meters.
They grow in primary lowland, inland forests, and sometimes, coastal forests.
Looking similar to a mango, the fruit can be eaten raw or cooked. The flesh is slightly fibrous, white, resinous, with a sour to slightly sweet flavor. The unripe fruit is eaten fresh, pickled, or mixed with vegetables, and ripe ones are eaten raw or used to prepare marmalade.