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Shrub with slender branches, forming dense thickets and commonly reaching heights of 2 or 3 meters. Leaves alternate, simple, ovate-elliptic, base cordate, margin toothed, apex acuminate, with short-petioles. Flowers unisexual, minute on axillary spikes.
The slender branches can be used to make baskets and bird cages (Standley).