Perennial, prostrate, glabrous to scabrous herbs. Leaves opposite, stipulate, palmately trifoliolate; leaflets obovate, apiculate. Flowers small, bisexual, pedicel¬late, actinomorphic, hypogynous; disc small, 5-lobed. Sepals 5, cucullate. Petals absent. Stamens 5, inserted on the disc, filaments filiform, without scales at the base; anthers somewhat globose. Carpels 5; ovary sessile, pentagonous, sulcate, truncate, with 5 uniovulate locules; styles and stigmas as many as carpels, free. Fruit a 5-angled, ovoid, pendulous capsule, dehiscent into 5, one-seeded cocci from persistent central axis, cocci with fleshy exocarp and bony endocarp. Seeds oval, testa thick, 3-layered, outer membranous, middle slimy and inner coria¬ceous.