Cinnecord is a medium-sized tree, typically 15-20 feet tall, but can reach a height of 30 feet. It will also produce multiple trunks and shrub form. Wild in florida it is rare, found in dry sites, hammocks and on upland edges of swamps and mangrove. The trunk has no spines and its bark is brown with whitish cracks in the outer layer; it has an open irregular crown with erect branches and casts a light shade. Leaves are bipinnate, alternate with small stipules at the petiole base and 4-8 inches long; leaflets are dark green, up to 3/4 inch long, oblong, obtuse with an entire margin. Flowers are borne in tight axillary or terminal globose heads about 3/8 inch across, with each small showy yellow flower accompanied by a bract. The fruit is a pod, turning brown when mature, 3 x 1/2 - 1 inches, containing seeds surrounded by a white fleshy pulp. Seeds are used for propagation. In cultivation it is a hardy tree, and can grow on a range of well-drained soils. It provides habitat for wildlife and attracts butterflies and birds. As a garden plant, it is an attractive choice because of its dark green leaves, yellow puff-like flowers and lack of spines; it can serve as an accent or specimen tree and is ideal for a native plant garden. Cinnecord is an endangered plant in florida.