Scandent shrub or climber c. 10 m long, or rarely a tree to 15 m high, stem 3 cm in diameter. Branchlets slightly angular, armed with 5 rows of up to 3 mm long, stout, recurved prickles, with longitudinal light brown and dark brown lines, densely red-brown glandular puberulous in the ultimate parts, soon glabrescent. Leaves evenly scattered along the stem; Stipules subcordate, ovate, or subreniform (rarely linear), 2-3 by 0.5- 2 mm, concave. Inflorescence consisting of pedunculate glomerules aggregated in a terminal, red-brown haired panicle; Flowers yellow, male and bisexual in the same glomerule, pentamerous. Stamens 2.8-3.5 mm. Ovary c. 1 mm, villous, stipe c. 1 mm.
Asia-Tropical: Jawa (Jawa present); Malaya (Singapore present); Sumatera (Sumatera present)
Malesia: Singapore, Sumatra, Java.