It is readily distinguished from those species, and from all other species of Heteropterys, by the following combination of characters: small nearly glabrous leaves with large glands on the abaxial surface (not on the margin), epipetiolar stipules, umbels or corymbs
of 4-6 flowers, well-developed peduncles with the bracteoles borne near the base, and tiny greenish petals.
The flowers are clustered racemes, corymbs
, or panicles.
Inflorescences in sessile corymbs of axillary triads, 1 per axil, 4-5 cm in length, with 3-4 pairs of triads per inflorescence, axis of inflorescence angular, bracts ovate.
Species easily recognised by presentation of leaf blade obovate, emarginated and acute apex, as well as by inflorescences in corymbs of triads and an abundance of epicortical roots along the branches.
FLOWER DESCRIPTION: White, 1/4" and pubescent, 5-petaled, appearing in densely-flowered corymbs
FLOWER DESCRIPTION: White, 1/2" to 3/4" wide, 5-petaled with approximately 20 stamens, appearing in small corymbs in May.
FLOWER DESCRIPTION: White, 1/2" to 1" across, 5-petaled, stamens yellowish, appearing in small corymbs in mid-spring.
FLOWER DESCRIPTION: Dioecious, yellowish; male in corymbs, female in racemes; NOT ORNAMENTAL.
FLOWER DESCRIPTION: Dioecious, yellowish-green, male in small corymbs, female in racemes.
FLOWER DESCRIPTION: Yellow to greenish-yellow, 1/2", appearing in small corymbs
, mostly monoecious and perfect, appearing in early spring before the leaves.
FLOWER DESCRIPTION: Greenish-yellow, 1/2" in small, pendulous corymbs, appearing in spring before the leaves; NOT GREATLY NOTICEABLE.
FLOWER DESCRIPTION: Yellowish-green, 1/2" in small corymbs, appearing in spring before the leaves; NOT GREATLY NOTICEABLE.