Description: Semi-deciduous to deciduous trees with a spreading, untidy canopy. The leaves are acacia-like and silver-grey covered with fine hair. The leaves are twice compound with a pair of leaflets at the tip; alternate; up to nine pairs of pinnate each with 10-20 pairs of leaflets. Flowers form upright, showy sprays of bright yellow flowers with crinkled petals on the ends of branches.
The wood is used to make furniture, axe handles, buckets and ornaments; it is also used as fuel.
Young leaves and pods are eaten by livestock.
Flowers provide a high yield of nectar and pollen for bee-keeping. The timber can be used for furniture.
The wood is good for fuel. It makes a good shade tree for both livestock and humans.
Roots are used to heal wounds, toothache and throat sores; root, leaves and bark used to clear intestinal parasites and relieve stomach problems; bark relieves colic; stem and root used for diarrhoea and dysentery. It is also used to treat eyes