- its showy flowers have five pinkish petals mottled with darker reddish-purple, one of which is more colourful than the others.
- its fruit is a large, elongated, pod (15-22 cm long).
- A small tree that usually loses its leaves during the dry season.
This species reproduces by seed. Its seeds are spread when they are ingested and expelled by birds and other animals.
They are also dispersed by water, particularly from ornamental plantings.
It is a medium priority pest plant.