glabrous, evergreen shrubs or small evergreen trees. Leaves clustered towards
apex of branches, alternate, margin entire or scarcely subcrenate.
Inflorescence in axillary or terminal racemes, towards ends of branches.
Flowers bisexual, pink or yellow, 5-merous, actinomorphic. Sepals connate in an oblong calyx-tube. Petals 5,
oblong. Stamens 5-10, borne on the inner wall of receptacle. Ovary solitary,
inferior, ovules 2-5. Fruit an elliptic-oblong drupe, woody, longitudinally
striate or nearly smooth, crowned by persistent calyx. Seed 1.