Petals 5, 3 unequal, the other 2 rudimentary, obovate-oblong, yellow with pink-red stripes. Stamens 10, 3 fertile, united above half way up, the rest rudimentary, as small scales or bristles. Ovary stalked, ovules 8, 12 or more, stigma capitate.
Pod curved, indehiscent, with a tuft, scaly epicarp and an edible pulpy, acid mesocarp.
Seeds 3-12, obovate-oblong, truncate.
Flowering and Fruiting Time : May - July
Cultivated for its edible fruits.
The bark is used for loss of sensation in paralysis.