Tree 15-20 m high and 20-60 cm in diam. Leaves 5- or 6(-8)-foliolate, petioled; petiole and rachis 6-14 cm long, prolonged beyond the upper petiolule into a short, caducous process (c. 2 mm long), often only the lower part or scar seen on a specimen. Stipules intrapetiolar, 3-4 mm long, deciduous. Inflorescences axillary, up to 31 cm long, pendulous, the rachis minutely puberulous, abundantly flowered; bracts triangular, 1.5-4.5 mm long, puberulous or subglabrous; bracteoles ovate, 1-1.5 mm long; pedicels 4-7 mm, articulated at the base, puberulous. Flowers yellowish green, puberulous outside. Stamens 10; filaments up to c. 10 mm, glabrous; anthers c. 1 mm long. Seeds very young (one pod with only one seed and 3 undeveloped ovules).