Malabar to New Caledonia. Locally at scattered sites.
Small tree, to 5 m tall; leaves pinnate, with terminal leaflet
and 2-4 pairs of opposite leaflets, young leaves slightly pinkish.
Fruit up to 45 cm long, flattened, curved like a bean pod; seeds
dark grey, squarish, with thick corky wings. Confined to the
back-mangrove zone and banks of tidal rivers and estuaries.
Leaves are used to make mouth-wash for thrush and lightweight wood
for fishing net floats.