trees. Leaves petiolate, lamina symmetrical at the base and decurrent along the
petiole. Inflorescence densely bracteate, internodal or leaf-opposed, rarely
axillary. Flowers pedicellate, pedicel bracteate in lower half. Sepals broadly
ovate, shortly fused at the base, pubescent to tomentose outside, glabrous within.
Petals 6, in 2 whorls, ovate-saccate at the base, densely pubescent to
tomentose outside, inner petals shorter than the outer ones, puberulous
outside. Stamens 15-50, loosely arranged in several series. Carpels (1-) 3-6,
distinct, densely pubescent with erect fulvous hairs. Ripe carpels globose,
yellowish or brownish, tomentose. Seeds not separating from the fruit wall.