Shrub, to 2 m tall, often vinelike; stems, petioles, inflorescences, and underside of veins sparsely to densely, minutely stellate-pubescent; stems glabrous in age. Petioles 4-12 mm long; blades lanceolate, acuminate, rounded to subcordate at base, 4-14 cm long, 1.5-3.5 cm wide, setose above, maroon below, entire to denticulate, ciliate, the cilia terminating the small veins; veins 3, from base or pliveined from very near base. Panicles or racemes small, terminal; bracts subulate; flowers 4-parted; hypanthium cup-shaped, 1.5-2 mm long; calyx to 2.2 mm long, the lobes triangular, persisting in fruit, the exterior teeth subulate and divergent at apex, often longer than sepals; petals oblong-obovate, white, to 2.5 mm long; stamens dimorphic; anthers 2-2.5 mm long, the connective of the larger pair dilated; stigma capitate. Berries globose, 4-5 mm diam, 10-ribbed, sparsely stellate-pubescent; mature fruits not seen. Croat 15106.