Plant is perennial and dioecious. Stems are slender. Leaves are petiolate, and lamina is about 3—10.5 x 3—10 cm in size. Leaf is veryvaried in shape or outline butgenerally broadly ovate-cordate, shallowly to deeplypalmately 3—5-lobed. Flowers are solitary or more rarely in pairs. Flowers are white. Fruit is 8 cm long, oblong- ovoid and fleshy.There are numerous seeds.
Woodland and forest borders and clearings, sea level to 800metres or more.