Scandent shrub or woody climber; Leaves evenly scattered along the stem; Stipules lanceolate, oblong or ovate-lanceolate, sometimes with a cordate base, apex sometimes cuspidate. Inflorescences consisting of pedunculate glomerules aggregated into terminal tomentose to woolly racemes or panicles; Flowers sessile or sub- sessile, yellowish or creamy, fragrant, male or bisexual within one glomerule, pentamerous. Stamens 3.5-5 mm. Ovary 0.7-1 mm, villous, stipe 0.8-1 mm. Seeds (not seen quite ripe) black, broadly elliptic, c. 7 by 5 mm;
Asia-Tropical: Jawa (Jawa present); Lesser Sunda Is. present; Thailand (Thailand present), Burma present, Flores present, Kagean Is present, Komodo present, Lombok present, NE India present, SW Celebes present, Sumbawa present, Timor present
NE India, Burma, Thailand, Indo-China; in Malesia: Java, Kagean Is., SW Celebes, Lesser Sunda Islands (Lombok, Komodo, Sumbawa, Flores, Timor).
A variable species with four subspecies. Only subsp. kerrii is found in Malesia (cf. Nielsen 1980). Some of the fruiting specimens from Timor have smaller pods, 6.5-8.5 by 1.3-1.6 cm and shorter leaves (cf. Nielsen 1985).