In solitary or paired spikes; bicoloured, upper flowers fertile, yellow, lower ones sterile, pink. Flowering April-July.
A flat, linear pod, coiled, indehiscent, opening from apex; seeds 4-6, ovoid, compressed. Fruiting throughout the year.
Bark grey or light brown. Rachis with stipitate glands, opposite to pinnae.
India and Sri Lanka
State - Kerala, District/s: Kasaragode, Idukki, Palakkad
Wood is very hard and rough and a good fuel. The flowers can be a valuable source of honey. The bark is highly valued for its medicinal properties. The leaves are used to treat epilepsy.