Perianth deeply divided, often almost to base; lobes 1.25–2.5 × 0.75–1.5 mm., ovate to subcircular.
Stamens 1.5–2.5 mm. long, inserted level with base of lobes on slightly thickened ring.
Flowers 2–3 mm. long, greenish white.
Bracteoles 2, c. 2 × 2 mm., united at base, broadly ovate to circular, appressed to perianth.
Fruit globose, 3–5 mm. diam., with longitudinal ridges; receptacles fleshy, enlarged.
Ovary ovoid, style with 3 linear stigmas.
Inflorescences axillary, fleshy panicles of spikes, 1.5–4 cm. long.
Leaves: lamina 2–4.5 × 1.5–3.5 cm., elliptic to circular, acute to shortly acuminate, rounded to cuneate at the base, entire; petioles: 5–7 mm. long.
Stems branched, often sparsely leaved.
Glabrous subsucculent twiner, often almost leafless; stems rather thick, furrowed, rough, pale brown.
Flowers small, greenish or white, in spikes, with the spikes arranged in much branched rather dense panicles up to 8 cm. long.
Perianth 5-lobed almost to the base, opening completely; lobes oval or suborbicular, 2–2.5 mm. long, 2 mm. wide, rounded at apex.
Leaf-blade ovate, 1.8–3.5 cm. long, 1–2.5 cm. wide, acute, truncate to cuneate at the base; petiole 2–5 mm. long.
Fruits globose, 3.5–4 mm. in diameter, pale brown (red in vivo ?), shining, with 6 prominent longitudinal ribs; receptacles swollen and fleshy.