A savannah tree, to 25 ft. high
Young parts with reddish floccose indumentum
Savanna tree or shrub 3–10(–12) m. high; bark rough, deeply longitudinally fissured when old; branchlets rough, with thick lenticels, glabrescent.
Drupe oblong-ellipsoid, 7–9 mm. long, 4–5(–7) mm. in diameter, glabrous.
Inflorescence of axillary, stout and congested racemes, simple or 1–3-branched near the base, 2–12 cm. long, reddish pubescent with stellate hairs; bracts ovate, 1.5–2 mm. long; flowers subsessile.
Leaves clustered at the ends of the branchlets, 11–15(– 17)-foliolate; rachis 15–26 cm. long, subcylindric, glabrous or rarely with a few hairs; petiolule of lateral leaflets 0–2 mm. long, terminal one 1–2.5 cm. long, leaflets ± falcate, lanceolate or lanceolate-elliptic, 3–11 cm. long, 1–4 cm. broad, narrowly acuminate to obtuse or acute at the apex, rounded or subcordate and somewhat unequal-sided at the base, margin entire, papyraceous, discolorous, sparsely puberulent but later glabrous; midrib and lateral nerves prominent beneath; reticulation also conspicuous beneath.
Petals oblong-elliptic 3–4 mm. long, 1.7–2 mm. broad, glabrous, yellow.