Deciduous tree, 3-15m, young shoots brown, bearing a few long pale lenticels. Leaves palmately 3-foliate; stipues minute, caduceus. Leaflets subcoriaceous, ovate, obovate or elliptic, 7-15x 4-7cm, shortly acuminate, middle leaflets largest, symmetrically cuneate at base, lateral ones oblique, rounded at base, glabrous; petioles 4-13cm, usually glandular- papillate at apex; petiolules 3-7mm. Flowers unisexual, in terminal corymbose racemes, appearing with young leaves. Sepals 4, free, valvate. Petals 4, free, sub-equal, clawed at base, cream-coloured. Stamens 12-50, adnate to base of gynophore; filaments purplish, 3-4.5cm. Ovary 1-celled, ellipsoid or subglobose, brne on a slender gynophore; gynophore 3-4.5cm. Fruit globose, 3-5.5cm diameter, fruit wall 6-7mm thick. Seeds emmersed in pulp, broadly ellipsoid, somewhat compressed, 14-15x10-12x 7-8mm, smooth34.
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