A monoecious cc dioecious, medium or small sized tree, upto 10 m tall a compact spreading wide crown. Trunk 1-2 m in circumference with fissured rough bark, tender twigs reddish-brown, densely hairy. Leaves with a striate, (1.5-) 2-3.5 (-4) cm long, hairy petiole; lamina broad ovate, nearly as broad long, (5) 6-12.5 (-20) cm long and broad, scabrous above, pubescent almost all over the lower surface including the ultimate veinlets, 4-5-costate from deeply cordate base, margins crenate-dentate, sometimes 2-5-lobed, apex acuminate; stipules lanceolate, 6-10 mm long, pale-brown, hairy. Male catkins 25-35 mm long, including densely hairy, upto 10 mm long peduncle. flowers: sepals free, broadly ovate, c. 2.5-3 mm long, c. 23 mm wide, deeply concave, lanate-hairy outside; stamens with boradly oval, ± exserted anther. Female catkins oval, 15-28 mm long including 6-8 mm long, hairy peduncles. Female flowers: sepals broadly elliptic, c. 3-3.5 mm long, 2.5-3 mm broad, hairy outside; ovary with densely white hairy, divergent styles. Sorosis ovoid oblong, 15-25 mm long excluding peduncles, dark purple to black, strongly acidic until mature, edible.