Shrubs, evergreen, to 2.5 m tall. Branches stramineous, terete, scarcely black verruculose; spines 3-fid, weak, less than 1 cm. Leaves shortly petiolate; leaf blade abaxially yellow-green, adaxially dark green, oblong-ovate or oblong-elliptic, 5-18 × 2-4.5 cm, leathery, abaxially not pruinose, midvein, lateral, and reticulate veins obviously raised, adaxially with midvein impressed, lateral veins conspicuous, reticulate veins indistinct, base cuneate, margin remotely spinose-serrate, apex acuminate. Flowers unknown. Infructescence with (3-)10-17-fascicled berries; fruit stalk to 3.5 cm; berry black, ellipsoid, 10-11 × 5-6 mm, not pruinose, style not persistent; seeds 2. Fl. unknown, fr. Nov-Jan of following year.