Decumbent herb, 15-50 cm long; stems sharply angled. Petioles 5-20 mm long, winged nearly to base; blades variable in shape, commonly ovate, elliptic, or rhomboid, acute at apex, long-attenuate at base, 1-4 cm long, 1-2.8 cm wide, glabrous. Racemes terminal or upper-axillary, 1.5-4 cm long; bracts lanceolate, ca 1 mm long, very thin, persistent; pedicels ca 1 mm long; tepals 5, lanceolate, less than 1 mm long, white; stamens 5, ca 0.5 mm long; ovary globose, ca 0.5 mm diam; stigmas 2. Drupes +/- globose,1-1.5 mm diam, with +/- viscid tubercles often united into a honeycomb pattern; seed black, closely filling the capsule. Reported by Standley (1933) for BCI, but no specimens have been seen. The species occurs in weedy areas of the Canal Zone and may appear from time to time on the island. Flowers and fruits principally in the dry season.