This a tree is plentiful in some areas of Acholiland and yet very scare in other parts. It grows so slowly and takes up to 15 to 20 years to mature. The leaves have big and strong veins that are removed and used to make baskets and winnowers.

The plant produces big yellowish orange fruits that mature in about a year. Flowers begin to appear around January -February. This is when the fruits of the previous year are just beginning to get ready. As the older fruits mature and drop to the ground, the new ones come up to.