The tree is tall and straight, with few branches. The wood is brittle and used as an inferior substitute for true cork.
It blooms from April until the rains and again in November and December.
Flowrs are white and fragrant. Each flower is a tiny bell-shaped , a long slender tube . The flowers are short-lived, the sprays mostly consist largely of long whitish buds.. The long, fragrant flowers are commonly woven into an ornamental braid .
Picture taken at a parking lot at Necklace Road, Hyderabad.