Indian Kino Tree grows in hilly regions throughout the Deccan Peninsula, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar and Orissa. The plant is moderate-sized to large and is a deciduous tree. The bark is grey, rough, longitudinally fissured and scaly. The older trees exude a blood red gum-resin. The flowers occur in large panicles and the pods are orbicular, flat and winged. An aqueous infusion of the wood is said to be of use in diabetes.