Shrubs, 10–20 dm, armed. Stems ?biennial?, arching, usually densely, sometimes moderately, hairy, usually eglandular, sometimes sessile- to short-stipitate-glandular, not pruinose; prickles moderate to dense, recurved to erect, slender, 3–10 mm, broad-based. Leaves deciduous or ± persistent, palmately compound; stipules filiform to linear, 5–15 mm; leaflets 3–5, terminal usually suborbiculate to orbiculate, sometimes broadly elliptic, 4–9 × 4–8 cm, base rounded to shallowly cordate, unlobed, margins moderately to coarsely serrate, apex acute to cuspidate, abaxial surfaces with hooked prickles on midvein, densely white-gray to gray-green tomentose, eglandular or obscurely short-stipitate- to sessile-glandular along midveins. Inflorescences terminal, 7–35-flowered, cymiform or thyrsiform. Pedicels: prickles moderate to dense, recurved to erect, densely hairy, moderately to densely stipitate-glandular. Flowers bisexual; petals pink to magenta, elliptic to suborbiculate, 6–12(–15) mm; filaments filiform; ovaries apically hairy. Fruits black, globose, 1–1.5 cm; drupelets 15–40, coherent, separating with torus attached. 2n = 28.