Deciduous shrub or small tree 2–5 m. high; crown spreading; bark rough, brownish grey.Leaves usually trifoliolate, very rarely 1-foliolate or 5-foliolate, often crowded on short node-like branchlets; petiole up to 6 cm. long; terminal leaflet obovate, 1–6.5 cm. long, 1–7.2 cm. broad, on a petiolule up to 2 mm. long or sessile; lateral leaflets usually smaller and mostly sessile, obovate, ovate or elliptic, obtuse and sometimes retuse at the apex, cuneate or obtuse to somewhat truncate at the base, discolorous, margin entire or undulate, young ones densely floccose-stellate-tomentose on both surfaces, upper surface later with sparse stellate and simple hairs, the lower surface remaining whitish densely tomentose with both stellate and simple hairs; midrib and lateral nerves prominent beneath.