Tree has a straight greyish trunk with a neatly peeling bark. Leaves are compound, about 15-30 cm long. Leaflets are elliptic in shape, about 8-18 cm long and 5-7 cm broad, usually forming one pair or sometimes 2 below the single terminal one, with a tapering base and a bluntly tapered apex. Shiny, greyish green above with very prominent veins, and pale and velvety beneath. Flowers are 5 mm, pubescent, greenish-white, borne in inflorescences that are 12-15 cm long. Male and female flowers are separated. The fruit is ovoid, yellow, hairy, when young, turns smooth and hard when mature, one-seeded.
Forests up to 500 m.
Native tree. Crushed fruits were used for soap in ancient times