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Trees or shrubs, or climbers, often epiphytic. Leaves simple, opposite, entire, petiolate, petioles dilated at base or united by stipular sheath. Flowers in terminal or axillary cymes, bracteate. Sepals 5, connate below, lobes broad, obtuse, imbricate. Petals 5, connate in a narrow tube or funnel, lobes broad, twisted. Stamens 5, adnate to corolla tube, exserted, filaments filiform, anthers oblong or ovate. Carpels 2, syncarpous, ovary 2-celled, ovules many in each cell, styles filiform, stigmas capitate. Fruits 1-2 celled berry, many-seeded. Seeds embedded in pulp.