Densely branched shrub, armed with sharp slenderspines of 25 mm long. Leaves are ovate to ovate-lanceolate or elliptic. Leaf blades are mostly 4-12 (-15) cm long, 2-6 cm wide. Inflorescence is axillary and short. Inflorescence is a cymose or racemose. Fruit is subglobose and somewhat dry.
Monsoon, intermediate and rain forest understory, scrub.