Calyx deeply 5-lobed; lobes slightly imbricate.
Flowers bisexual, in subumbellate cymes or solitary.
Leaves alternate, entire, rather coriaceous.
Stamens 5, alternating with the petals and adnate to them for most of their length.
Petals 5, united nearly to the apex, valvate with inflexed tips.
Ovary with a somewhat excentric style; stigma funnel-shaped.
Ovary unilocular; style filiform, slightly eccentric; stigma small; ovules 2, pendulous
Stamens 5, alternating with the petals; filaments adnate to the petal for most of their length; anthers oblong-ovate
Petals 5, united almost to their apex to form a narrow tube; free portions valvate and reflexed
Sepals 5, united at base, slightly imbricate
Flowers solitary or in subumbellate cymes, shortly pedicellate, hermaphrodite, regular
Leaves alternate, entire, coriaceous, penninerved; secondary veins arcuate, anastomosing Inflorescence axillary or subaxillary or leaf-opposed