Edible portion: Fruit, Leaves, Roots, Seeds-oil, Stems, Flowers
An erect shrub. Seedling trees develop an exposed tuber. From this 3-5 broad leaflets emerge. Then the plant branches and produces longer leaves with many widely spaced leaflets. These leaves fall. The flowers are pink and occur in long stalks.
A tropical plant. It grows naturally near the Red Sea. It can survive arid conditions. It grows below 1,000 m above sea level. It can grow in arid places. It suits hardiness zones 10-12.