A small ever green dioecious tree, generally 10-17 m tall. Leaves paripinnate, leaflets 3-5 pairs, opposite, 3.0-5 cm long, elliptic or broadly obovate, emarginate, glabrous above, hairy below. Inflorescence axillary, racemes 5-30 cm long, flowers unisexual. Calyx small, saucer-shaped, lobes very short. Petals absent. Stamens 5, filaments 3-4 mm long. Disk conspicuous, intra-staminal. Ovary shortly stipitate, grey pubescent, style almost absent, stigma large, capitate. Pods 7.5-20 cm long, 1.2-2.5 cm wide, curved, compressed, thick and turgid. Seeds pale brown, shining, embedded in the pulp.