Form of the tree: a small or medium sized upright tree. It is a beautiful object when in blossom with masses of yellowish flowers in long pendulous racemes.
Fruits: a pendulous, shortly stalked, black cylindrical pod, 30-60 cm long.
Medicinal value: pods are valued in medicine for their laxative properties. The bark and roots are used for treating heart diseases, fever and rheumatism. In treatment of rheumatic fever, the tender leaves are used as a mild purgative. A decoction of the flowers with milk is used for rat-bite poisoning.