A deciduous tree with a wide base. Leaves are compound, about 55 cm in length bearing alternately arranged leaflets each 7 cm long and 3.5 cm broad, ovate to elliptic in shape, with an almost rounded base and pointed apex, shiny above, slightly dull beneath. Flowers are fragrant and bright yellow, borne in large clusters. Fruits are more or less woody, flat orbicular in shape, with a winged edge and stripe, 4–6 cm in diameter. Densely hairy and yellowish-green when young, the fruit turn from brown to blackish with maturity, and contains one or two dark brown seeds inside.
Introduced to Sri Lanka from South East Asia. Ornamental. Found in homegardens. Common street tree. Also the national tree of the Philippines