Takoli is a very conspicuous and handsome tree when flowering, which appear
very protusely during the months of May and June. Large tree with smooth bark,
branches glabrous. Leaf compound 7.0-15.0 cm long; leaflets 11-17, 2.5-5.0 cm
long, ovate or obovate or elliptic, often emarginate, glabrous, glaucous.
Inflorescence large axillary or terminal panicles flowers unilaterally
arranged. Calyx silky pubescent, upper teeth obtuse, lower 3 longer and acute.
Flower tube dull white or pinkish. Vexillum c. 5-10 mm long. Stamens 10, in 2
groups of 5 stamens each. Fruit c. 5-8 cm long, narrowed at both ends,
glabrous, usually 1-seeded.
The sweet blackish pulp of the seedpod is used
as a mild laxative.