This species looks very different from other Vine snakes by having short body, smaller tail and shorter snout.
Maximum length- 67cm. (Female)
Females grow larger than males.
Moderately thin, comparatively shorter than rest of Ahaetulla species, and slender body. Scales smooth, long and obliquely arranged. Dorsal color in males light or pale green to greenish yellow; brownish orange pr brownish ochre with a pale lateral stripe along the outermost row. Regular black and white or entirely black interscale patterns present in oblique manner from neck to much of posterior body.
Belly entirely yellowish-white or pale green with a white line along the outer edge with green inside. Subcaudal scales paired in zigzag manner.
Head elongated, broader than neck; snout obtusely acuminate; rostral appendages absent. Upper lip color depends on dorsal and ventral color, usually greenish, yellowish, brownish. A fine black line exist behind eyes to posterior of lip. Oval shape eyes have horizontal pupils.
Much shorter and thicker than other Ahaetulla and slender tail ends with pointed tip.