Younger trees have a smooth, somewhat orange colored bark. Older trees are characterized by its interlacing furrows, forming elongated diamond shaped ridges.
Opposite, pinnately compound. Up to 12” long with 5 to 9 leaflets (mostly 5-7 in our environment). Leaflets are lanceolate to ovate and are 2”- 5”. Leaflet margins are finely serrate or without teeth or indentations. Shiny on top dull, green below. Fall color is yellow.
Samara (wings) about 1” to 2-1/2” long and 1/4” wide; paddle shaped and in dense clusters.
Fairmount | Blocks 55, 77 and Emmanuel Block 13