Unarmed tree or shrub which is up to 9 m high. Branchletsaresubangularandpinnatewith 6 pairs. Leaflets are in 10–20pairs, thin, finely downy, linear-oblong 10–15 x 3–4 mm in size. Flowers are numerous and white in colour. Pod is strapshaped, straight, flat, coriaceous, up to 20 x1.5 cm, ending in an acute hard beak. 15–20 seeds in pod.Seeds are narrowlyoval, flat and brown in colour.
Home gardens, open areas, roadsides, plantations.
Wood is very hard, used us pestles, handles, etc. Young pods and seeds are edible, also used as fodder.