Branchlets yellowish-tomentellous becoming glabrous
Flowers small, white, fragrant.
Fruits 1(–2)-seeded, minutely and usually densely velutinous to tomentellous, orange at maturity; 1-seeded fruits ellipsoid-ovoid to reniform, 2–4.5 cm. long, 1–2.5 cm. in diameter.
Seeds ellipsoid, slightly laterally compressed, up to ± 30 × 15 mm.
Stamens suberect, often slightly longer than petals, 2.5–3.5(–4) mm. long, glabrous.
Pistil 2(–3)-merous, (2–)2.5–3.5(–4) mm. long; ovary densely lanate; style glabrous or lanate in lower part.
Small to medium-sized liana, lianescent shrub, shrub or bushy tree to 10 m.
Stem whitish to pale brown with 5 rows of lenticels lengthwise; branchlets appressedly pubescent-puberulous, often densely so, soon glabrescent or not.
Stipules early caducous, narrowly triangular, 1–3(–4) mm. long, appressed pubescent-puberulous, glabrescent or not
Petals slightly to completely spreading or even reflexed, obovate in outline, (2–)2.5–3(–4) mm. long, split (1–)1.5–2 mm., glabrous or with a very few hairs below split outside.
Sepals reflexed, free or nearly so, obovate-elliptic to oblong, 1.5–3 × 0.7–1(–1.5) mm., appressed-puberulous to tomentellous outside, glabrous or with a few hairs on apical part inside.
Inflorescences axillary or grouped on leafless axillary shoots, up to ± 4 times distinctly and widely branched (the first branches mostly as long as or longer than the peduncle), few- to very many-flowered, mostly densely appressed pubescent-puberulous; peduncle 1–15(–30) mm. long; bracts and bracteoles narrowly triangular, up to 2 mm. long; pedicel slender, up to ± 6 mm. long, the upper part (0.5–)1–3.5 mm. long, subappressed puberulous.
Blade papery, sometimes coriaceous, usually dull beneath, elliptic to obovate, sometimes oblong or ovate, (3–)4–15(–22) × (1–)1.5–5(–12) cm., rounded to cuneate at base, usually gradually acuminate at apex, the acumen acute to obtuse, mucronate or not, up to 1.5 cm. long; usually subappressed pubescent on midrib of both surfaces when young, when very young often also sparsely so on margin and the main lateral nerves on both surfaces, early glabrescent or not, with (4–)5–7(–8) pairs of main lateral nerves, usually prominent both sides, the midrib often ± impressed or grooved in lower half above, especially so in dry young leaves.