Tree 15-30 m high, crown thin and spreading, up to 45 m wide. Leaves with 4-9 pairs of pinnae, each with 13-30 pairs of leaflets; Flowers in glomerules, white or greenish. Seeds arranged into two rows, dark brown, compressed ovoid-ellipsoid, 13 -19 by 11 by 8 mm, with pleurogram.
Central and northern tropical South America present
Central and northern tropical South America.
Widely cultivated in all tropics. Cultivated specimens seen from Singapore and Papua Ne w Guinea.