Mundulea sericea has compound leaves, each comprised of six to eleven pairs of leaflets plus a terminal leaflet (an imparipinnate leaf structure). Leaflets are grey-green and covered in silvery hairs, also present on the smaller branchlets and the flower stalks. These hairs contribute to the tree’s overall silvery appearance. The leaflets are lanceolate in shape with tapering tips and entire margins.
The trees grow in the north-east of South Africa and widely across southern Africa. The roots have been used in the treatment of infertility (Coates Palgrave, 2002; Schmidt, et al, 2002).