The Panga Panga is a large, fine, spreading tree, growing up to about 20 metres in height. The timber is dark brown to almost black, often with a lovely grain, and is used mainly for flooring blocks.
Flowers: (November to January)
These are very beautiful. They are large, lilac, pea-shaped flowers on sprays up to 35 cm long.
A woody, flat pod about 25 cm long, with golden brown hairs. To release seeds, the pods explode, splitting and spiralling. The loud cracking sound of these explosions resembles gunshots.