Shrubs or shrublets, sparsely branched. Leaves coriaceous, glabrous, denticulate, nerves numerous, parallel, from the midrib curving sidewards, straightly ascending to the marginal veins at an angle of c. 80°; Stipules free, caducous. Inflorescences terminal, many-flowered, compound racemes; Flowers ☿ or polygamous. Sepals 5, turning purplish red in fruit. Petals 5, white or pinkish. Stamens 5, free; Ovary 5-celled; Fruit a berry with 5 pyrenes. Seeds 1 (2) per cell.
Asia-Tropical:, Borneo ‒ present; Malaya (Peninsular Malaysia ‒ present); Sumatera (Sumatera ‒ present) SW. Cambodia: present
SW. Cambodia, in Malesia: Sumatra, Malay Peninsula, Borneo.
Euthemis in Mal. Misc. 1: 15. 1821