The appearance of the Allophylus zeylanicus is usually of a small shrub or treelet.<ref name="Dassanayake1980">Template:Cite book</ref> The leaves are oval in shape with points at the end, with entire margins.<ref>Wilkes, John, and Samuel Taylor Coleridge. Encyclopædia Londinensis, Or, Universal Dictionary of Arts, Sciences and Literature ... 1st ed. Vol. 1. London: Printed for the Proprietor by J. Alard, 1810. 354-55. Print.</ref> The bark is a whitish color, the young shots are covered in small hairs.<ref>Chaudhuri, A. B. Forest Plants of Eastern India. New Delhi: Ashish Pub. House, 1993. 187-88. Print.</ref> The flowers are red, ovoid, smooth. The whole plant is used in medicinal purposes.Template:Citation needed
Habitat and Ecology
This plant species can be found in lowland areas, wetlands, and evergreen forests. The Allophylus zeylanicus is part of a terrestrial system.<ref>Allophylus Zeylanicus — Details." Encyclopedia of Life. World Conservation Monitoring Centre, n.d. Web. 20 Feb. 2014. <http://eol.org/pages/467405/details>.</ref> The Allophylus zeylanicus will occur within and up to 2000m of the montane zone.<ref name="Dassanayake1980" />
- World Conservation Monitoring Centre 1998. Allophylus zeylanicus. 2006 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Downloaded on 20 August 2007.