Shrubs or small trees. Inflorescences
terminal, leaf-opposed, axillary, or extra-axillary, fasciculate or 1-flowered.
Flowers pedicellate. Receptacle convex. Sepals 3, valvate, connate at base.
Petals 6, in 2 whorls, with each whorl valvate, erect to spreading flat,
subequal or outer larger than inner. Stamens many, all fertile or inner stamens
sometimes reduced to staminodes; anther locules linear-oblong; connectives
apically apiculate. Carpels few to many; ovules 2 per carpel, basal; stigmas
subglobose to oblong. Ripe carpels long stipitate, clavate, dehiscent. Seeds 1
or 2 per carpel, black and very shiny, without an aril.