Climber up to 300 ft.long, with tendrils
Fairly small white, greyish or yellowish flowers, the tube mostly pink.
Liana up to 40 m high; trunk up to 12 cm in diameter; bark rough, peeling; branches and branchlets lenticellate.
Fig. 7 (p. 25).
Fruit ± 6.8 cm in diameter, globose or pyriform; exocarp with a hardened layer; seeds 6–25, 9–14 mm in diameter.
Flowers with sepals ovate, 0.6–1.3 mm long, 0.5–1 mm wide; corolla tube 3.1–6.4 mm long, widest at the insertion of the stamens, pilose outside, subglabrous above anthers; lobes (narrowly) oblong to (narrowly) ovate or obovate, 1.1–5.2 mm long, 0.5–1.8 mm wide, obtuse at the apex, entire, spreading; stamens inserted at 1–3 mm from the corolla base; anthers ovate, 0.3–0.5 mm long, apiculate, hanging or pointing downwards at anthesis; pistil 0.7–1.3 mm long, never touching stamens; style 0.2–0.4 mm long, glabrous; ovary 1–celled, with 6–15 ovules.
Inflorescence 1–2 together, 1.5–9.5 cm long, 10–80-flowered; peduncle 1–12 mm long, glabrous or pubescent; bracts 0.6–0.8 mm long.
Leaves petiolate, blade (narrowly) elliptic, 4.3–20 cm long, 1.8–8 cm wide, acuminate with the acumen obtuse and 1–15 mm long, cuneate at the base, glabrous on both sides or with scattered glandular hairs especially on the midrib and near the base; petiole 5–12 mm long, glabrous or with scattered glandular hairs.