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Shrubs or small trees. Leaves opposite, rarely ternate, stipules free, broad. Flowers in axillary or terminal fascicles or solitary or in axillary cymes. Calyx tube short, limb short, often glandular within, persistent. Corolla lobes 4-7, spreading, contorted in buds. Anthers 4-7, sessile, often recurved, twisted. Ovary 2-celled, styles filiform, bifid at apex, lobes linear or subulate, ovule solitary in each cell, peltate on the septum. Drupes with 2 plano-convex or ventrally concave coriaceous or cartilaginous pyrenes. Seeds concave or grooved on ventral surface.