Andromonoecious or hermaphroditic, armed, pubescent and setose, terrestrial, deciduous shrubs. Stems usually unbranched, pachycaulous. Leaves alternate, petiolate, the bases sheathing, stipulate; blades simple, 5–9-palmately lobed, orbicular, chartaceous or membranaceous, margins serrate or irregularly toothed. Inflorescences terminal, erect, paniculate, the ultimate units umbellules; bracts present, membranaceous; pedicels medium to short, slender, unarticulated. Calyx nearly entire or with 5 minute teeth; petals 5, valvate, free; stamens 5; carpels 2, ovaries inferior, styles basally connate to free; the disc flat to convex. Fruits drupes, glabrous, red, globose and slightly compressed laterally; endocarp crustaceous. Endosperm uniform. 2n = 48.