Erect or scandent shrub or small tree, 5–7.5 m. tall.
Sepals 5–9 mm. long, hairy or glabrous outside, with the margin generally densely white-puberulent; receptacle narrowly cylindrical, 2–5 mm. long; disk with a free rim, usually unevenlydentate, sometimes subentire.
Inflorescence a simple or branched corymbose raceme; pedicels 1–2 cm. long.
Leaves petiolate, simple or 1–3-foliolate; blade lanceolate, ovate, elliptic or obovate, 1.5–10 cm. long, 0.6–4.5 cm. wide, apically obtuse, acute or rounded, emarginate, usually mucronate, glabrous or pubescent; petiole up to 3 cm. long.
Fruits globose or more usually ellipsoid or cylindrical, commonly rather clearly constricted between the seeds, up to 5 cm. long, 0.7–1.5 cm. in diameter.
Gynophore l.5–2.5(–3) cm. long; ovary narrowly cylindrical to ovoid or globose, 1–3 mm. long, glabrous or pubescent; stigma sessile and flattened-capitate.
Androphore about as long as the receptacle; stamens (10–)15–28, 15–20 mm. long.