or shrubs, foetid when bruised, at least young branches angled. Leaves
stipulate, stipules connate, toothed, opposite or in whorls of 3 or 4, entire,
petiolate. Inflorescence axillary or terminal, of fascicles, pedunculate
trichotomous cymes with slender axes or solitary flowers. Flowers small, 4-5
(-6)-merous, sessile or pedicellate, heterostylous. Hypanthium obconic. Calyx
tube dilated, dentate or lobed. Corolla campanulate to infundibular, throat
villous, lobes with inflexed flat or crisped margin, valvate in buds. Anthers
and stigmas included. Ovary 2-celled, ovule solitary. Fruits drupaceous.