Plant slender, pendulous. Leaves rudimentary, spreading, c. 0.5 mm long. Inflorescence axillary, a sessile cymule of 1 flower subtended by a cupule c. 1 mm long, with subsidiary cymules developing lateral to the first one, with the first-formed flower female and the lateral flowers female or male. Fruit globose, sessile, smooth, white.
Asia-Tropical, Eastern India eastwards to Vietnam and southwards to eastern Australia present
Eastern India eastwards to Vietnam and southwards to eastern Australia; Malesia: widespread throughout the region.
Very similar vegetatively to V. stenocarpum; for differences see there. Also closely related to and possibly intergrading with V. nepalense; for distinction see there.