Life form: slender winding woody climber Max. height: 6 m (Kasparek 2000) Max. diameter: data unavailable Leaf: alternate, simple, obovate, mesophyll (3-10 x 6-28 cm), entire, coriaceous, sessile glands beneath; no stipules
Inflorescence: terminal or axillary, subcorymbose to racemose
Flower: medium-sized; bowl-shaped; calyx reddish with sessile glands; corolla yellow to pale orange, 5-merous
Fruit: dry indehiscent, winged (samara) (wings up to 2 x 6 cm), pinkish to red, up to 3 fruit parts per flower, each part dropping separately; up to 3 seeds, but usually 2, with 1 seed and 1 wing per fruit part
Other: it starts as a shrub when young.
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