A deciduous tree with flaky, greyish bark and a rounded top. Branchlets are feather-like, about 10-25 cm long, with a double row of 30-100 small leaves, each linear-elliptical in shape, about 1-2 cm long and 1-5 mm broad. Small greenish-white flowers are found in clusters, especially around the middle portions of the branchlets at the nodes of leaves. Fruits are globose, about 2.5-3 cm in diameter, fleshy, pale green or whitish, with a few seeds.
Common in forests bordering the intermediate zone.
Native. Ornamental tree, fruit is edible and used as one of the three component s of ‘thripala’ in Ayurvedic medicine. Grown in home gardens as a fruit tree.