Unbranched treelet to 3 m. Leaves trifoliolate, alternate, leaflets with distinct petiolules. Leaflets to 15 cm long, the lower ones asymmetric at base, with 6 – 10 pairs of laterals. Fruits c. 5 x 2 cm, not contracted between the seeds. In wet forests. A related species is E. eminens, in drier forests, with similar leaflets but sessile leaflets and the fruits contracted between seeds.