Shrubs or small trees; indumentum of simple hairs
Flowers hermaphrodite, solitary or paired, extra-axillary, shortly stalked; bracteoles 2, eventually deciduous
Stamens numerous; filaments very short; anther-cells linear; connective-prolongation truncate at the apex, pubescent
Petals 6, valvate, longitudinally folded in bud, quickly expanding and much larger than the sepals, joined at the extreme base
Seeds irregularly ellipsoid, with a small terminal opening around the hilum.
Monocarps indehiscent, sub cylindrical, somewhat narrowed towards the apex, subsessile, 3–10-seeded, slightly constricted between the seeds, ± dry