Shrub or tree to 7 m high, the branches glabrous or pubescent on young portions. Leaves imparipinnate, with 1-6 pairs of opposite leaflets, the rachis 3-14 cm long and often winged, the leaflets sessile or with petiolules to 1 mm long; lamina of leaflets obovate or elliptic to oblong or oblong-lanceolate, apically acute to rounded or rarely emarginate, occasionally mucronulate at the apex, basally cuneate, 1.5-7.5 cm long, 0.7-3.2 cm broad, having a length/width ratio of 1.3/1 to 3/1, entire or serrate, glabrous to conspicuously pilose, darker and often lustrous above, thickly membranous or subcoriaceous, the secondaries apparent, the reticula- tion obscure or subobscure. Inftorescences paniculate to subracemose, axillary, 1-11.5 cm long, conspicuously hirsute to glabrate. Flowers male or female (a pistillode present in male flowers, staminodes present in female flowers), the pedicels 0.5-3 mm long; calyx-segments 5, deltoid, ca 0.75 mm long, often ciliate marginally; petals 5, ascending, oblong to ovate, apically rounded or subtruncate, white, 1.2-2.5 mm long, often curled outward at the tip; stamens 10, the anthers ovate and 0.5-0.8 mm long in male flowers, the filaments compressed-subulate; disc 10-crenulate; ovary subglobose, ca 1 mm long, the ovule subapical, the style apparently single (the 3 styles confluent), 0.2-0.3 mm long, the stigmas 3, flattended, capitate. Drupes red, 4-6.5 mm long and broad.