shrubs or small trees. Leaves alternate, unifoliolate, petiolate, lamina
oblong-ovate to obovate, acute or shortly acuminate at apex, subentire to
faintly notched. Flowers axillary, solitary, rarely in fascicles of 2,
bisexual, 5-merous, fragrant. Calyx cup-shaped, acutely lobed. Petals free,
lanceolate-oblong. Stamens 10, free, filaments linear, anthers linear-oblong.
Ovary superior, 3-4 celled, styles short, thick, stigmas flat. Fruit an ovoid to
ellipsoid, angular berry. Seeds 2-3 cm long, somewhat reniform.