Trees, with ± clear morphological indications of intermittent growth, often deciduous. internal hairs present and often ± chaffy or absent. Leaves spirally arranged, articulate or subarticulate; Ovary red-brown (or white).
The section can be divided into 2 subsections, with the same names as used for sections of the subgenus by Corner (1960): Urostigma and Conosycea, the former including sect. Leucogyne Corner (1960).