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Paradise Tree is an evergreen, small to medium-sized tree growing up to 15 m in height, with a narrow crown, well-developed root system, and straight, cylindrical bole that can be at least 30 cm in diameter.
The leaves are arranged alternately, are odd pinnately compound, up to 40 cm long, with 10-20 leaflets.
The leaflets are up to 10 cm in length, dark green above, lighter below, with an entire margin and rounded leaf tip.
Flowers are arranged in at branch-ends and in leaf-axils, in panicles. The calyx has 5 unfused, greenish sepals. The flower has 5 free yellowish-white overlapping petals.
The fruit is an oval purple/black drupe at maturity.
The seed produces edible oil used in the preparation of bakery products and for industrial purposes.
Seed shells can be used in the manufacture of particle board, activated charcoal, or as fuel.
The wood is used for interior construction, boxes and crates, furniture, veneer, etc.