Hermaphroditic or andromonoecious, unarmed, densely stellate-pubescent, terrestrial, deciduous large shrubs to small trees. Stems branched or unbranched, pachycaulous. Leaves alternate, long-petiolate, the bases clasping and alate, stipulate with conspicuous, well-developed elongated stipules; blades simple, palmately 7–11 lobed, subcoriaceous to thick chartaceous, the margins coursely serrate or irregularly coarsely toothed. Inflorescences terminal, erect, paniculate, the ultimate units umbellules; bracts lanceolate to linear; pedicels medium in length, slender, unarticulated. Calyx nearly entire or obsolete; petals 4(–5), valvate, free; stamens 4(–5); carpels 2; ovary inferior, styles free, slender; the disc convex. Fruits drupes, nearly glabrous, globose, somewhat compressed laterally; endocarp crustaceous. Endosperm uniform. 2n = 48.