Shrub or tree, sometimes a scrambler, 1-3 m high, 3-5 cm diam. Bark pale grey, brown or green on younger branches and dark grey on older branches. Leaves alternate, simple (rarely 2-3-foliolate), petiolate; lamina narrowly elliptic, elliptic or obovate, 5-12 cm long, 1.2-4 cm wide, apex acuminate, obtuse, rounded or emarginate, mucronate, base cuneate to broadly cuneate, midrib depressed above with scattered papillae, prominent below and white or cream lateral veins 5-10, fairly prominent below, reticulate, char-taceous, glabrous; petiole 3-5 mm long, often curved or at angle to blade, channelled, verrucose. Inflorescence of axillary 4-8 flowered racemes; pedicels 2-3 cm long, slender. Receptacle shortly cylindric, 1.5-3 mm long, 2-3 mm diam. at mouth, smooth or slightly ribbed; disc entire or sometimes scalloped with the concavities situated at the base of the sepals. Sepals 4, obovate-spathulate, 4-6 mm long, 2-3.5 mm wide, apex acute or obtuse, apiculate, margin irregularly crenulate, occasionally entire. Petals 0. Androphore 1.5-4.5 mm long, exserted up to 2 mm. Stamens 15-30, 1-1.3 cm long; anthers c. 1 mm long. Gynophore 5-1.3 mm long. Ovary broadly ellipsoid-globose, 1 mm long, capitate; ovules 5. Fruits globose, 0.8-1.5 cm diam., smooth to faintly and minutely colliculate. Seeds 3-5, reniform, 3-5 mm long, crustaceous, smooth.