Shrub, small tree or sometimes a scrambling shrub, with both stellate and some simple hairs
Seeds horizontal, without an aril.
Fruit indehiscent, oblong-ellipsoidal, sessile or subsessile, many-seeded, not constricted between the seeds, oily
Carpel solitary, cylindric, with numerous biseriate ovules; style absent; stigma bilobed
Stamens numerous, linear-obconic; anther-cells lateral; connective prolongations obliquely capitate, apiculate; filaments short
Petals 6, valvate, in 2 whorls of 3, those of the outer whorl slightly larger, those of the inner somewhat narrowed to the base, free
Sepals 3, valvate, enclosing the petals in bud
Flowers hermaphrodite or rarely only male, solitary (?always) on leafless shoots, axillary, shortly pedicellate; buds globose,enclosed by 2 bracteoles and when very young sessile and enveloped by several calyptrate bracts
Stamens ?, linear-obconic with thecae lateral and connective-prolongations obliquely capitate, apiculate; filaments short.
Carpel solitary, cylindric, with numerous ovules in two rows; style absent; stigma bilobed.
Sepals 3, valvate, enclosing the petals in bud.
Petals 6, in 2 whorls, both valvate, free, the outer whorl slightly larger.
Flowers bisexual (rarely male), solitary, axillary, shortly pedicellate.
Shrub or small tree, sometimes climbing, with stellate and sparse simple hairs.