Petals 4, white, up to 4.5 x 0.5 cm., narrowly oblanceolate with a narrower claw almost as long as the lamina, or linear.
Stamens numerous on a short androgynophore c. 1 mm. long, with slender filaments somewhat shorter than the petals; anthers linear, somewhat sagittate and with the anther-thecae subacute at the base; gynophore c. 4 cm. long, glabrous; ovary c. 0.8 cm. long, glabrous, cylindric; stigma sessile, capitate, about as wide as the ovary.
Inflorescence of terminal racemes with about 12–30 flowers, moderately dense at first; pedicels up to 4 cm. long, glabrous, with three basal minute, subspinous, subulate bracteoles c. 0.5 mm. long, the middle one very early deciduous.
Sepals 2–3 x 1–1.6 cm., ovate-acuminate, glabrous except for a minute, crisped pubescence on the margins, with about 7 longitudinal nerves; receptacle c. 1 mm. tall.
Fruit 5–7 x 2.5–3 cm., cylindric, rounded at both ends, on a stout pedicel 2.5–4.5 cm. long and a gynophore 2.5–3 cm. long, 4- or rarely 3- or 6-valved, longitudinally dehiscent with the valves thick and coriaceous, rather shiny, brown-verrucose, somewhat fleshy within, many-seeded.
Seeds 0.6 x 1.0 cm., rugose with a brown testa, somewhat compressed and 3-sided.
Shrub or small tree 2–4 m. tall with somewhat pendulous, brown, densely lenticelled branches.
Leaves 3–5-foliolate; terminal leaflet 7–18 x 3–8 cm., lateral leaflets 5–15 x 3–6 cm., oblong-elliptic, oblong or obovate-oblong, rounded or shortly acuminate, often recurved at the apex, rounded or shortly cuneate at the base, glabrous on both sides, nerves raised below and sometimes above; petiole up to 7 cm. long; petiolules 5–7 mm. long, channelled above and articulated at the base.