Small trees. Leaves alternate, petiolate, the stipules minute and caducous; blade 3-5-nerved from the base, distinctly 2-glandular at the base on the upper surface or eglandular, the margins remotely and obtusely glandular-serrate. In- florescences axillary or terminal, few-flowered, racemose. Flowers large, I, the pedicels articulated; sepals (3)4, valvate, persistent; petals (3)4, similar to the sepals, valvate, persistent; stamens oo, subperigynous, multiseriate, the filaments filiform, distinct, short, the anthers elongated-linear, basifixed, 2-thecate, dehiscing by an oblique introrse slit at the apex; receptacle (or disc?) densely pilose be- tween the filaments; ovary free, superior, incompletely 5-9-locular by the intrusion of the placentas, the ovules co; style simple. Fruits baccate, dry, indehiscent, sur- rounded by the persistent perianth and surmounted by the persistent style; seeds numerous, small, angulate, the testa smooth.