Flowers pedicellate, fascicled in leaf axils.
Calyx 5–merous, the lobes almost free, strongly imbricate.
Corolla with 5 lobes, each with 1 median and 2 lateral segments.
Ovary conical, pubescent, tapering into the short cylindrical style.
Staminodes present, entire, petaloid.
Stamens inserted at level of base of corolla lobes; anthers included, extrorse.
Leaves with inconspicuous, caducous stipules, moderately coriaceous in texture; lamina glabrous; lateral nerves conspicuous, rather widely spaced and curving towards leaf–apex, tertiary vein reticulation regular, fine and distinct.
Seed compressed oblong–ellipsoid, with oblong lateral scar; endosperm absent, cotyledons fleshy.
Small to medium–sized evergreen tree.
Stamens 5, epipetalous; staminodes present, alternating with stamens, petaloid
Corolla exserted; lobes 5, each with a dorsal pair of appendages
Fruits broadly obovoid to subglobose, firm-walled but fleshy and very milky
Ovary conoidal, pilose, tapering into a short thick style
Sepals 5–6, free, spirally arranged, broadly ovate, closely imbricate
Petioles long; lamina glabrous, venation reticulate; primary lateral nerves widely spaced, arcuate, ascending, secondary lateral nerves present
Flowers mostly clustered in axils of current leaves, distinctly pedicellate