Shrub or tree, to 8 m tall; axillary spines few, 2-5 mm long. Leaves simple; petioles usually with a narrow, oblanceolate wing 6-18 mm long and 1-2 (5) mm wide, articulate at apex; blades +/- elliptic, acute or obtuse and refuse at apex, cuneate at base, 3.5-9 cm long, 1.5-4.5 cm wide, crenulate. Flowers solitary in axils, 5-parted; pedicels 7-12 mm long in fruit; calyx to 6 mm diam, the lobes acute, ciliate, to 2 mm long; petals white. Fruits globose, 4-12 cm diam, yellow-green to orange, sweet, the rind not separating easily from segments. Croat 10765. Occasional; cultivated in the Laboratory Clearing. Flowers in the dry season. The fruits mature in the rainy season.