A small tree that can grow to 15 m high, often with a crooked trunk.
The leaves are spirally arranged. The flowers are small, pale yellow
and fragrant. The fruit is a kidney-shaped nut hanging under a yellow,
fleshy, and edible receptacle. Originally from tropical America, it was
introduced in the Philippines during the early Spanish period, and is
now widely planted for its fruit or as an ornamental.|
A few cashew nut trees are planted here and there in Alabang Hills.