undershrubs or small trees. Leaves simple, alternate, petiolate. Flowers
bisexual, 5-merous, small, in axillary or terminal clusters.Sepals 5, connate
at the base.Petals 5, free, deciduous or very inconspicuous. Stamens 5,
opposite to the petals, united towards the base, anthers extrorse. Ovary
sessile, 5-loculed, each locule with 2 ovules, styles 5, free, subulate. Fruit
a capsule, globose or ellipsoid, loculicidally 5-valved. Seed 1 in each locule,
triangular, stony, winged.