Perennial, 30-150 cm high, stem glabrous, rarely glandular, branching from the middle or above, usually striate. Leaves broadly ovate to ovate-triangular in outline, petiolate or subsessile, 3-4-ternate or pinnate, leaflets broadly ovate or suborbicular, stalked, 10-35 x 5-30 mm, subcordate, rounded or tru ncate at base, lobed in the upper half, lobes sometimes crenate or subdentate, dark green on the upper surface, pale-green on the lower surface, almost glabrous. Inflorescence a dense or lax, partly leafy panicle with long branches. Bracts ternate with ovate leaflets or entire, linear. Pedicel length very variable, average 10-30 mm. Flowers greenish or yellowish, pendant, later erect. Sepals 4, very small, elliptic. Filaments whitish, longer than anthers, anthers yellow, distinctly mucronate, tips straight or ± inflexed. Carpels 3-15, erect at maturity, sessile, slightly compressed or not, broadly ovoid or oblong-ovoid, ribs scarcely prominent. Style distinctly shorter than the achenes.