shrubs. Leaves with strong parallel nerves from the midrib. Flowers terminal,
axillary, or leaf-opposed, solitary, fascicled or paniculate, 3-gonous in bud.
Sepals 2, valvate, connate below. Petals 6, 2-seriate, valvate, outer subconvex
or angular, inner triquetrous above, hollowed below on the inner face. Stamens
numerous, anther cells contiguous, dehiscence extrorse, top of connective
truncate or rounded. Carpels many, style oblong, ovules in each 2 or more.
Fruit of berry-like ripe carpels.