Plants 0.5-3 m. Stems erect to recurving, (rooting at tips), glabrous; spines at nodes (1-)3, 4-11 mm; prickles on internodes occasional. Leaves: petiole 1-2.5 cm, pilose and with long-stalked glands, proximal hairs plumose; blade roundish, 3-lobed, cleft 1/2 to midrib, 1-3 cm, base broadly cuneate, surfaces with pilose hairs and punctate glands abaxially, pilose, glandular adaxially, lobes rounded, parallel-sided, margins toothed, apex rounded. Inflorescences spreading, solitary flowers or 2-4-flowered racemes, 3-6 cm, axis glandular or short stipitate-glandular and sparsely lanate to sparsely pilose, sometimes nearly glabrous, flowers evenly spaced. Pedicels not jointed, 6-16 mm, glabrous or sparsely lanate or pilose, glandular or eglandular; bracts lanceolate, 2-2.5 mm, ciliate, with some glandular hairs on margins. Flowers: hypanthium white, broadly campanulate, 1-2 mm, scattered-hairy to subvillous; sepals not overlapping, spreading, white, oblanceolate, 7.5-9 mm; petals connivent, erect, white, rhombic, not conspicuously revolute or inrolled, 1.2-2 mm; nectary disc not prominent; stamens 4-5 times longer than petals; filaments slightly expanded to base, 6-7.5 mm, pilose; anthers cream, oblong-oval, 0.7-0.8 mm, apex rounded; ovary pilose, sessile- and short stipitate-glandular; styles connate 3/4 their lengths, 8-11 mm, copiously pilose-villous to above midlength. Berries palatability not known, greenish to reddish purple, globose, 7-12 mm, glabrous or hairy and glandular.