Buddha Belly Plant is a shrub about 18 inches tall with stems swollen and knobby and twisted with bristled scars.
The leaves are leathery, orbicular-ovate, peltate, long-petioled, to 12 inches across, deeply 3-5 lobed with obtuse sinuses. The caudex can be up to 12 inches in diameter.
Cymes (flat-topped cluster of flowers in which the central or terminal flower opens first) are terminal, long-peduncled with red pedicels. Flowers are small, coral-red.
(Watson, L., and Dallwitz, M. J. 1992. The Families of Flowering Plants: Descriptions, Illustrations, Identification, and Information Retrieval.)