Shrub with height usually below 1 m. Triangular triofoliolate leaves on long reddich petioles (hence the common name). Leaflets are wedge-shaped and toothed at the apex. Bears clusters of small yellow green flowers in autumn. Fruit, appearing early spring, are shiny pink brown and rounded triangular. The 5-pointed star-shaped calyx remains attached to the fruit.
Distribution in the Hex
De Doorns Sandstone Fynbos and De Doorns Renosterveld Karoo vegetations.