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Tree; leaves opposite, pinnately compound, odd-pinnate; leaflets 5 or 7, lance-ovate, base obtuse, margin entire, apex acute, glossy; flowers in racemes from old wood.
The wood is dark, hard, and polishes well. In earlier times it was often employed for axles of carts and wagons (Standley 1930).
The combination of leaves that are opposite and pinnately compound among the legumes is distinctive.