Shrubs or small trees, much branching. Young branches apically with stellate or lepidote trichomes. Leaves 5-12(-16) cm; petiole and rachis narrowly winged; leaflets 3-7(or 9), opposite; leaflet blades usually obovate, sometimes elliptic, 1-7(-11) × 0.5-3.5(-5) cm with apical one biggest, both surfaces glabrous, secondary veins 8 on each side of midvein, very slender, and ± prominent on both surfaces, base cuneate, apex obtuse. Thyrses axillary, 5-10 cm, lax, glabrous. Flowers fragrant, ca. 2 mm in diam. Pedicel of male flowers 1.5-3 mm, slender. Pedicel of female flowers short and thick. Calyx 5-lobed, lobes round. Petals 5, yellow, oblong to suborbicular, 1.5-2 mm, apex rounded to truncate. Staminal tube slightly shorter than petals, obovoid to subcampanulate, outside glabrous, apical margin entire or lobed; anthers 5, ovoid, included. Ovary ovoid, densely covered with yellow trichomes. Fruit indehiscent, ovoid to subglobose, 1-1.2 cm, scattered stellate lepidote but glabrescent. Seeds with a fleshy aril. Fl. May-Dec, fr. Jul-Mar.
Shrub or small tree up to 10 m. tall.
Leaflets 3–5, glabrous, venation reticulate on both surfaces.
Flowers very small, in axillary panicles, strongly scented, used (elsewhere) for flavouring tea and perfuming clothes.