This small tree which is native to tropical America has very small feathery, finely divided leaflets on compound leaves and has a soft medium green color. The slightly rough stems are a rich chocolate brown or grey having sharp short multiple thorns. The small, yellow, puff-like flowers are very fragrant and appear in clusters in late winter and also sporadically after each new flush of growth, providing nearly year round bloom. The persistent fruits have a glossy coat and contain seeds which are cherished by birds and other wildlife. Great for indoors.