to large trees. Leaves stipulate, stipules often terminating in a black gland,
opposite or in whorls of 3 or 4, simple, entire, petiolate. Flowers subsessile
in capitate heads on simple axillary peduncles, peduncles grouped in open leafy
inflorescence terminating lateral shoots, bracteoles inter-floral, narrowly
spathulate. Flowers 4-merous. Calyx tube exceeding lobes. Corolla infundibular.
Anthers subsessile at corolla throat, dorsifixed, partially exserted. Ovary
2-locular, ovule solitary, styles filiform, long, exserted, stigmas fusiform.
Fruits free, dry, indehiscent, eventually separating into 1-seeded cocci. Seeds
with a large fleshy aril.