Thick-stemmed, deciduous shrub or small tree, up to 3 m tall; bark smooth, with dark patches; branches with short, stout branchlets. Leaves trifoliolate, ± strap-shaped and irregularly lobed. Flowers small, yellowish to reddish. Fruit an ellipsoidal berry.
Dioecious shrub-like tree 0.5-3.0 m tall, trunk branching near ground level into thick stems with a succulent appearance; bark greyish green to yellowish brown with dark patches, not peeling; young branchlets glabrous, short and stout. Leaves trifoliolate, glabrous, green; petiole 2-5 mm long; leaflets cultrate or narrowly oblanceolate and usually irregularly lobed, (2-)7(-12) x (1-)2(-3) mm, sessile, margin entire irrespective of lobes, apex acute to obtuse, base cuneate. Inflorescence: dichasial cymes up to 10 mm long, glandular, or flowers solitary. Flowers unisexual, perigynous. Pedicel 1.0-1.5 mm long, calyx and hypanthium fleshy and glandular. Disc 4-lobed, adnate to hypanthium. Stamens 8. Fruit ellipsoid, ±11 x 10 x 6 mm, glabrous; putamen smooth; pseudo-aril absent.