Small tree of dry forests and gallery forests, to 10 m high. Young twigs angular, grooved, hairy with short brown hairs. Leaves 2 – 4 jugate with opposite leaflets; margin of the leaflets recurved, apex obtuse. Fruits (2-) 3 lobed, hairy, to 3 cm long. A related species is Pancovia pedicellaris, which has smooth fruits.