Habit : A large deciduous tree with long spreading branches.
Bark brownish grey with copper tone, studded with numerous corky knobs, often peels off in thin irregular flakes.
Trunk tall and stout.
Leaves : About a meter long, compound, bipinnate; pinnae 20-30 pairs, 8-10 cm, each on the rachis and 20-28 pairs of small leaflets, about 1 cm long opposite to each other on the pinnae.
Inflorescence : Racemes
Flowers : Flowers in large pendant racemes at the end of the upper branches; sepals coloured, more or less obliquely shaped and sharply pointed softly silky; petals orange, 5 in number, short and stiff, 2 lateral petals larger. Stamens 10, yellow, prominent, project long way beyond the petals forming the most conspicuous part of the flower.
Fruit : A pod, two-valved and round in section.
Flowering and fruiting Time : September-October
Significance : It is a good tree for large avenues and for parks.