or shrubs, rarely climbers. Stipules band-shaped and mucronate or triangular.
Inflorescence pseudo-axillary, appearing leaf-opposed or from a leafless node.
Flowers (4-) 5-(-7) merous. Calyx cupulate. Corolla tube usually hairy at the
throat, lobes usually reflexed. Anthers usually reflexed, ridged (or
locellate). Ovary 2-locular, ovules numerous, stigmas clavate. Fruits globose.
Seeds covered with pulpy matrix.