A deciduous tree with a spreading canopy. Leaves are somewhat droopy, turning brown to dark green when mature, compound, composed of alternately arranged 4–8 oval-shaped leaflets including the one at the terminal end. Leaflets are leathery, shiny above, paler beneath, contain a midrib and many parallel secondary or numerous lateral veins. Leaflets about 5.5–12 cm long and 2.5–7 cm wide, rounded at base and bi-lobed at tip, margin slightly curved upwards. Flowers are bright yellow, borne in clusters of 12-20, and are attractive to bees. Fruits have one seed, turn yellow to brown at dispersal, orbicular in shape, about 4-5 cm in diameter with a marginal wing 1–2 cm wide ending at stalk which is about 1 cm long.
Savannas and forests bordering the intermediate zone - up to 900 m.
Native tree. Blood-red resinous exudate from the trunk used in Ayurvedic medicine. Also grown in home gardens