Evergreen, slender woody twiner, vine or straggling shrub. Leaves are simple, opposite, lanceolate or narrowly lanceolate.Leaf size is (1-) 2-4 (-7) x (0.7-)1-2 (-4) cm. Inflorescence is terminal on side shoots and 1 or 3-flowered. Fruit is a paired berry with 7-8 x 10mm size.Fruit is black when ripe.
In dense scrub and forest, climbing on bushes and small trees.On a variety of soils, often near streams.Low altitudes to 1500 m.