It is a tree, up to 12 m tall, with spreading dome-shaped crown and drooping branches.
It may be deciduous in the monsoonal regions.
Leaves are odd-pinnate (imparipinnate) and in alternate arrangement. Leaflets are glossy and broadly ovate to elliptic shaped.
Flowers occurs in a branched cluster (panicle) or a raceme.
The flowers are bright yellow, pea-shaped and reportedly fragrant. Flowering is seldom observed in Singapore.
Fruits have yet to be observed in Singapore.