Bark rather hard to cut. A thin cream or pale brown layer usually present in the outer blaze. Living bark rather strong and fibrous.
Leaflet stalk short. Stipules long and narrow 60-100 x up to 2.5 mm, but shed early and only present on very young shoots with white or pink leaves.
Stipular scars rarely visible. Leaflet blades about 4.5-10 x 2-5 cm.
Cotyledons fleshy, lacking venation. First pair of leaves compound with 8-10 leaflets.
Petiole and rhachis hairy. Stipules linear.
At the tenth leaf stage: leaflet blades unequal-sided, apex acuminate and emarginate, base obtuse, glabrous;
petiole and rhachis hairy; stipules linear, about 20 mm or more x 1-2 mm wide, shed early;
terminal bud consists of several deciduous scale leaves enclosing 1-3 compound leaves;
scale leaves fall early leaving distinct scars. Seed germination time 13 days.