Lianas or scandent shrubs. Branchlets ferrugineous tomentose when young, glabrous when mature. Leaves odd-pinnate, rarely 1-foliolate; petiole, rachis, and petiolules glabrous; leaflets often 2-or 3-paired; leaflet blade oblong, oblong-elliptic, or lanceolate, 6–20 × 3–7.5 cm, leathery, glabrous on both surfaces, lateral veins 5–9-paired, spreading to ascending, slightly curved and anastomosing near margin, base subcuneate or subrounded, margin entire, apex acute, rarely emarginate. Inflorescences terminal or axillary, paniculate, 10–40 cm; rachis and pedicels shortly ferrugineous tomentose, later glabrescent; bracts scaly. Sepals 5, lanceolate to ovate, ca. 3 mm, sparsely and shortly ferrugineous tomentose abaxially, apex acuminate. Petals 5, milky yellow, oblong, 5–7 mm, shortly ferrugineous tomentose abaxially, pilose adaxially, apex obtuse. Stamens ca. 10, all fertile. Carpel 1, nearly as long as long stamens, densely pubescent. Follicle long ellipsoid, slightly inflated, 3–3.5 × 1.5–2 cm, base gradually narrowed into a short, slender stipe, apex shortly beaked and slightly oblique; pericarp bright red, woody, glabrous abaxially, slightly pubescent adaxially, longitudinally striate. Seed black-purple, glossy, oblong, 1–1.7 × 0.5–1.1 cm, base covered by 2-lobed aril.
Liana, shrub or tree. Leaves 5–7-foliolate, glabrous in allparts; leaflets oblong to lanceolate, 10–16 by 4–6 cm, rounded at base, blunt or shortly acuminate at apex, not or little verrucose beneath; nerves 5–8 pairs, ± curved. Panicles terminal or subterminal, broad, up to 40 cm long, ± tomentose. Sepals elliptic to obovate, blunt to acute, 2.5–3.5 by 1–1.5 mm, distinctly keeled, pubescent outside, subglabrous inside. Petals narrow, blunt, 5–7 mm, pubescent outside, sparsely tomentose inside. Fruits semi-obovoid, 2–3.5 by 1.5 cm, shortly stipitate (0.4 cm); pericarp thin, glabrescent outside, pubescent inside.
In evergreen or bamboo forests up to 500 m. Flowers in January.
Thailand, W. Deccan, Bengal (type), Assam, S. China, Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam, Malay Peninsula.