Tephrosia candida is an erect herb, shrub or small tree, up to 3.5 m tall, with straggling branches from the base. Leaves spirally arranged, imparipinnate; stipules 5-11 x 0.8-1.5 mm, often caducous; rachis (including the petiole) up to 22.5 cm long, with brown indumentum, 6-13 pairs leaflets, opposite, narrowly ovate, elliptical to narrowly obovate, 1.3-7.5 x 0.5-1.7 cm, glaucous green, soft, with silvery indumentum, base and apex acute, long-mucronate, venation distinct below. Inflorescence a terminal, axillary or leaf-opposed pseudo-raceme, 2.5-40 cm long; basal bracts few, leaflike, upper bracts narrowly triangular, 2.2-6 x 0.5-1.5 mm, often caducous; flowers in fascicles of 5-13, 13-26 mm long, white, silky, with dark brown hairs on the outside; calyx campanulate, standard broadly ovate to obovate, 13-25 x 11-25 mm, apex rounded to emarginate, acuminate, claw 1-5 mm long, wings 12-20 x 5.5-13 mm, glabrous, claw 1-4.4 mm long; keel 11-20 x 3-10 mm, glabrous, lateral pockets sometimes bulging, claw 1.5-5 mm long, stamens 10, vexillary filament free at base, connate half way, other filaments alternately longer and shorter. Pod linear, 7-12 cm x 0.5-1 cm, green or brown with silky hairs, slightly conve"TEP" "5 Seeds" "15 Seeds (+4)" "50 Seeds (+10)"x around the 10-15 seeds. Seed broadly ovoid, 4-5.5 x 3-4 mm, brown or greyish-brown with dark patches. The specific name means pure white in Greek.