Scandent shrub (or possibly a subshrub) with large, fleshy tuber underground; Leaves: Inflorescence: Flowers subsessile, male or bisexual. Petals oblong-linear, mucronate, c. 3 mm, glabrous. Stamens c. 5.5-7 mm. Ovary c. 1.5 mm, glabrous. Seeds dark brown, irregularly ovoid, c. 1.8 by 1.6 by 0.8 cm.
Asia-Tropical: Philippines (Philippines present), Busuanga present, Golo present, Luzon present
Malesia: Philippines (Luzon, Golo, Busuanga). — .
This species has an growth form which is intermediate between the subshrubs E. glandulosa and E. reticulata of Indochina and Thailand and tlie woody lianas E. rheedii and E. phaseoloides.