or small trees, armed or unarmed. Leaves alternate, 1-foliolate. Inflorescence
axillary, fascicled or racemose or corymbose to umbelliform or paniculate.
Calyx 3-5 lobed or partite. Petals 3-4, free or adnate to the stamens and
united into a tube. Stamens 6-8, rarely 15-20, inserted round a cupular disk.
Ovary ovoid, oblong to subglobose, glabrous, usually 2- or 4-locular, rarely 3-
or 5-locular. Fruit a berry, subglobose to globose, 1 to 5-celled, 1 to