A medium-sized tree, Millettia laurentii is mostly known for its attractive wood, which is dark brown, with black and white streaks, and is very strong and dense (2). The leaves are composed of several pairs of pointed, oblong leaflets, which branch from a central stem, with a single leaflet growing from the tip. During flowering this species produces an abundance of beautiful rose-pink flowers, borne in clusters on small stalks that branch from a larger central stem. After pollination, the tree produces numerous tough-skinned pods containing a small number of seeds (3).
- Height: 15 – 18 m (2)