Stamens very numerous, free, inserted towards the edge of a slightly concave receptacle; filaments filiform; anthers small, introrse, dorsifixed near the base
Ovary sessile or shortly stipitate, 1-locular, the one parietal placenta with rather few horizontal ovules in 2 rows; stigma subsessile, large, peltate, with a median furrow
Fruit a fleshy berry with ± 6 discoid seeds; testa crustaceous, white, glossy.
Shrubs or trees, entirely glabrous
Leaves persistent, alternate, serrate or serrulate, rarely subentire, penninerved, petiolate; stipules minute, caducous
Flowers bisexual, axillary, solitary or in few-flowered racemes or fascicles, sweet-scented; bracts scale-like, minute; pedicels with 1–3 scaly bracteoles in the lower half
Sepals 4–5(–6), free except at the base, imbricate
Leaves petiolate, simple, more or less dentate-serrulate at the margins; stipules minute.
Shrubs or trees, entirely glabrous.
Sepals 4–6, free except at the base, imbricate.
Flowers bisexual, axillary, solitary, in few-flowered fascicles or racemes; bracts minute, scale-like; pedicels with 1–3 minute, scaly bracteoles in the lower half.
Seeds discoid with a smooth crustaceous testa; endosperm fleshy.
Stamens very numerous, free, inserted towards the margin of a slightly concave receptacle.
Ovary sessile or very shortly stipitate, 1-locular with one parietal placenta; ovules rather few, in 2 rows, ± horizontal; stigma subsessile, large and peltate with a median furrow.