Monocarps indehiscent, ellipsoid-cylindrical, stipitate, 1-seeded, fleshy
Seed vertical, cylindrical, without an aril.
Flowers solitary, opening after the leaves have fallen, axillary, sessile; buds globose, supported by 4–5 biseriate persistent bracteoles
Calyx entire and completely enclosing the petals in bud, glabrous, splitting into (2)3 equal lobes
Petals 6, in 2 whorls of 3, the outer valvate, the inner imbricate and slightly smaller, spreading, free
Stamens ± 30–40 (or ?fewer), obtriangular; filaments almost obsolete; anther-cells extrorse; connective-prolongations broadly capitate
Erect or straggling deciduous shrub or small tree; indumentum of simple hairs
Carpels 6–12, ovoid, with a single basal ovule; style cylindric, almost as long as the carpel; stigma capitate
Bracteoles 4–5, biseriate, persistent.
Calyx entire and completely enclosing the petals in bud, splitting into 3 (rarely 2) ± equal sepals, glabrous.
Petals 6, in two whorls the outer valvate, the inner imbricate and somewhat shorter, expanding and spreading at anthesis, free.
Stamens c. 30–40, cuneate-quadrate, with thecae extrorse, divergent and connective-prolongation broadly and obliquely capitate; filaments absent or almost so.
Flowers bisexual, solitary, axillary, sessile.
Ripe carpels indehiscent, succulent, cylindric, stipitate, 1-seeded.
Carpels 6–10, free, ovoid, with a single basal ovule; style cylindric, oblique, almost as long as the ovary; stigma capitate.