or bushy shrubs with shiny pale corky barks. Leaves sometimes anisophyllous,
petiolate or subsessile. Inflorescence in terminal, axillary or cauline
paniculate cymes. Flowers 5-merous, often heterostylous. Calyx tube short.
Corolla infundibular or broadly campanulate, yellow or white. Stamens inserted
at the base, middle or throat of corolla tube, anthers included or tip barely
exserted. Ovary 2-locular, ovules many, styles filiform, included or barely
exserted, bifurcate at or above middle, lobes linear, glandular. Berries
globose, fleshy or coriaceous, white, indehiscent or splitting irregularly, fruiting
calyx persistent. Seeds numerous, minute.