A dioecious shrub up to 1.5 m tall. Branchlets spinescent. Young shoots pubescent. Leaves trifoliolate; petiole 8-18 mm long, pubescent. Leaflets 8-34 x 6-23 mm, the terminal the largest, obovate-cuneate, pubescent, the upper half irregularly lobed, lower entire; upper surface of a darker colour. Panicle slender, 30-65 mm long, terminal and axillary. Flowers unisexual, yellowish. Bracts ± 1 mm long, lanceolate, pubescent. Pedicel 2-4 mm long, pubescent. Petals 5, c. 1 mm long, oblong-obtuse, glabrous, sometimes apex acutish. Disk faintly 5-lobed. Stamens ± 1 mm long, included, abortive in female flowers. Filaments slender; anthers suborbicular. Ovary (in flower) ovoid, less than 1 mm long, glabrous. Styles 3, spreading. Drupe subglobose, compressed, 4-5 mm broad, yellowish-brown, epicarp crustaceous, shiny.