long, 1.0-1.8 mm. wide, glabrous; stamens 6, 1.0-1.8 mm. long, the filaments more or less coherent. Pistillate inflorescence an axillary raceme, about 9 cm. long, the rachis puberulent; bracts and bracteoles about 1.0 mm. long. Pistillate flowers: Sepals and petals similar to the staminate; carpels 1-3, gibbose, free, sessile, the style not evident, the stigma 3-lobed. Drupe ovoid, about 1 cm. long, 0.5 cm. wide; endocarp semi-ellipsoid, verrucose, ribbed.
Climbing or scrambling shrubs; older stems thick and fleshy, conspicuously lenticellate, the younger stems striate, glabrous or essentially so. Leaves petiolate, the lamina broadly ovate to subhastate, entire, the apex acute or obtuse, mucronate, the base cordate or rarely obscurely truncate, 4.5-9.5 cm. long, 3.0-6.0 cm. wide, membranous, pubescent or puberulent above with conspicuous glandular areas between the base of the midrib and lowest diverging nerves, pubescent below; petiole 2.0-8.0 cm. long, pubescent or puberulent. Staminate inflorescence axil- lary, racemiform, about 7 cm. long, the rachis puberulent; bracts and bracteoles about 1.0-1.5 mm. long. Staminate flowers: Sepals 6, the 3 exterior ovate or elliptic, sparsely toothed, 1.2-2.0 mm. long, 0.6-1.0 mm. wide, membranous, essentially glabrous, the 3 interior conspicuously larger, obovate, the apex obtuse or rounded, 1.8-3.5 mm. long, 1.5-2.2 mm. wide, glabrous; petals 6, elliptic, carnose, 1.5-2.6 mm.