Pullea stutzeri is a rainforest tree widespread throughout the region and is known commonly as the Hard Elder. Like many members of the family it has large obvious stipules. It is thus easy to confuse with members of the Coffee family. The leaves of the Hard Elder however are toothed, as is many other members of the Cunoniaceae.
The leaf venation of the Hard Elder is quite distinctive once known, with very bold lateral veins that run out of the midrib at nearly 90 degrees. The leaves of young individuals can be hairy. More on this later when I have the privilege to see some flowers!