Dioecious shrub-like tree 1-3 m tall, trunk branching above ground level into thick stems with succulent appearance; bark reddish brown with dark spots, not peeling; young branchlets glabrous, slender, not spine-tipped. Leaves trifoliolate with the terminal leaflet often irregularly lobed, glabrous, green; petiole 4-20 mm long; leaflets linear to cultrate but very variable in size and form, sessile or subsessile, margin irregularly and rather coarsely dentate-serrate, apex obtuse to acute, base cuneate, terminal leaflet (15-)25(-45) x (10-)15(-20) mm, lateral leaflets (7-)20(-35) x 1-2 mm. Inflorescence: dichasial cymes up to 50 mm long, sparsely glandular, or flowers solitary. Flowers unisexual, perigynous. Pedicel 1-4 mm long, pedicel, calyx and hypanthium sparsely glandular. Disc 4-lobed, adnate to hypanthium. Stamens 4 only. Fruit subglobose to ellipsoid, ±10 x 8 x 7 mm, glabrous; putamen smooth; pseudo-aril cupular with 2 long commissural arms, covering lower quarter of more convex face of putamen and lower half of other face.