Corolla hypocrateriform; tube cylindric, slightly enlarged at level of anthers, pilose within especially towards the mouth; lobes contorted, overlapping to the left, ± elliptic, shorter or longer than tube.
Latex present in all parts, abundant.
Fruit glabrous, a many-seeded berry with sclerified pericarp.
Ovary hairy or glabrous (not in F.Z. area); style glabrous, clavuncle linear-fusiform, stigma not quite attaining level of anthers.
Stamens inserted below the middle of the corolla tube; anthers subsessile, without carina.
Cymes terminal, grouped into panicles with short to long peduncle.
Calyx lobes imbricate, free to base.
Fruit a many-seeded berry with a glabrous, smooth or rough sclerified pericarp and edible pulp.
Lianas with curled tendrils and white latex in all parts
Leaves opposite, with some colleters in axils
Inflorescences terminal in forks or on the tendrils
Corolla white or creamy with orange or yellow throat; tube inside with a pilose belt around the anther; lobes overlapping to the left
Stamens inserted below the middle of the tube; anthers glabrous, acute at the apex, cordate at the base