A small almost glabrous, tree or shrub, stipular spines slender, unequal, smaller slightly recurved, larger one straight c. 1.5 mm long. Leaves 2.5-6 cm x 1.5-3 cm, ovate to lanceolate, acuminate or cuspdate, base slightly oblique or cordate, glabrous, serrate to crenately serrate, petiole 5-10 mm long. Cymes glabrous axillary, fascicled, many-flowered. Flowers 3-4 mm in diameter, glabrous, pedicel 1-2 mm long, glabrous, wiry. Calyx 5-lobed, not keeled glabrous c. 2 mm long, ovate, obtuse to subacute. Petals hooded, spathulate c. 1.5 mm long; Disc thin almost 5-lobed. Fruit fleshy ovoid 8-10 mm long, orange-black when ripe, 1-celled, 1 seeded with flattened pyrene.