Leaves alternate, petiolate, simple, entire, stipules absent. Flowers small, hermaphrodite,
in crowded terminal and axillary inflorescence. Calyx short, 3-5 toothed or
lobed, persistent, lobes imbricate. Petals 4-5, oblong, recurved, imbricate,
disc orbicular, 5-lobed. Stamens 8 or 10, free, inserted at the base of disc.
Carpels 5-6, free, situated in the cavity of disc, one fertile, others
imperfect, style stout, stigma truncate, ovule solitary, pendulous from a basal
funicle. Fruit a small, slightly fleshy drupe, stone crustaceous or bony,
2-valved. Seeds gibbous, acute at one end.