or shrubs. Flowers mostly bisexual, axillary or extra-axillary, solitary,
fasciculate or cymose. Sepals 3, valvate. Petals 3, biseriate, valvate, outer
ones smaller, scarcely larger than the sepals, inner one much longer, thin.
Stamens numerous, loculi elliptic, extrorse, connective not much produced
beyond the locules, more or less apiculate. Carpels numerous, free, 1 to many
ovuled. Monocarps globose or oblong, 1 to many seeded, stipitate.