Plants perennials. Petiole 3-11 cm; leaf blade palmately 3- or 5-lobed, sometimes simple, 5-14 × 4-13 cm, abaxially with rigid spinulose hairs on veins, adaxially densely pubescent, base cordate, apex narrowly acuminate. Female inflorescences spicate, globose, 2-7 cm; bracts and bracteoles narrowly ovate, 1.5-3 cm, membranous, subglabrous, abaxially veins prominent. Flowers 1 per bract. Infructescences 2-9 cm. Achenes flat, included in bracts. Fl. autumn.