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An erect, annual legume, subshrub, to about 3.5 m high, stems with spreading hairs when young, more or less glabrous later, terete or slightly angular. Leaves with 12 to 30 pairs of leaflets. Leaflets narrowly-oblong, apex obtuse or truncate-apiculate, 7 to 8 x 1.5 to 3 mm glabrous or with a few appressed hairs. Inflorescence a raceme of one to three (five) flowers. Pedicels more or less equal to the calyx. Calyx 3 to 4 mm long, the lobes up to about half as long as the tube. Corolla yellow. Standard conspicuously streaked on the back, 0.8 to 1.1 cm long. Pods slender, 12 to 20 x 0.25 to 0.3 cm, with a slender terminal point. Seeds dark brown, about 4 mm long.