trees. Branches rusty tomentose. Leaves obovate or oblong, petioled,
coriaceous, stipules absent. Flowers pedicelled, fascicled, axillary or below
the terminal tuft of leaves. Sepals 6, in two series, outer 3 valvate, inner 3
imbricate, connate below. Petals 6, connate. Stamens 12, in one or two rows in
corolla tube anthers lanceolate with produced connective. Ovary villous,
usually 6-celled. Fruit a fleshy berry.