Bloodwood, Transvaal teak or kiaat (Afrikaans), is a medium to large tree with a spreading crown. It has compound leaves that are hairy underneath. The orange-yellow pea-type flowers appear in large sprays. The dark coloured bark is rough with longitudinal fissures on old stems.
The bloodwood name originates from the red sap exuded when live stems are sawn (www.plantzafrica.com).