Seeds ellipsoid, smooth, shining; testal intrusions into the endosperm lamelliform.
Monocarps of 1, rarely 2, articles, cylindric or ellipsoid; stipe well developed, slender
Carpels fairly numerous, cylindric or oblong, with 1, rarely 2, ovules near the base; style short or equalling the ovary, narrow, grooved, the stigma not much developed
Stamens numerous, forming a hemispherical androecium; filaments absent or very short; anther-cells linear; connective-prolongation thick, hexagonal, truncate, completely covering the anther-cells
Petals 6, valvate or the inner somewhat imbricate, coriaceous, concave, the outer spreading, the inner slightly to distinctly smaller, remaining for a long time closed over the androecium and gynoecium
Sepals 3, valvate, free or ± connate, persistent in fruit
Flowers hermaphrodite, solitary or paired, terminal or axillary, stalked; bracteole small