Monoecious, glabrous herb, usually erect, to 60 cm tall; stems somewhat woody at base, ca 3 mm diam, reddish. Leaves opposite, simple; petioles 2-4 mm long; stipules interpetiolar, subpersistent, triangular or sometimes forked especially at apex of plant; blades ovate-elliptic to obovate-elliptic, obtuse to acute at apex, rounded and inequilateral at base, 1.5-3 (3.5) cm long, 7-15 mm wide, serrate. Flowers naked, the cyathia glabrous, the glomerules loose, short-stalked, axillary or terminal, leafless or bearing a few inconspicuous reduced leaves; disk with glands suborbicular, their appendages white or pink; stamen 1; styles 3, bifid. Capsules subspherical, to 1.6 mm diam (1.2 mm when dry); seeds reddish-brown, less than 1 mm long, obtusely 3-angulate. Croat 9201.