or rarely spiny, deciduous shurbs or small trees. Leaves paired, often quite
large, stipules broad at base. Inflorescence axillary cymes. Flowers many.
Calyx tube campanulate, limb divided into 5 triangular, oblong, linear or ligulate
lobes. Corolla small, usually yellow, often distinctly apiculate in bud,
corolla tube shortly cylindrical or campanulate, glabrous or hairy outside,
with a ring of deflexed hairs inside and densely hairy at throat, lobes 5,
narrowly triangular, mostly reflexed. Anthers ovate or oblong, apiculate,
shortly exserted. Ovary 5-locular, ovule solitary, pendulous, stigmas shortly
5-lobed at apex. Disk slightly raised. Fruits large, indehiscent and fleshy.