Shrub. Leaves fleshy, opposite. Flowers paired, axillary, sessile on the large bracts, connate at their bases; perianth stiff, 5-lobed, unequal, indurated at the base; stamens 5; small disk present; stigmas 2. Pericarp free; fruit surrounded by the indurated perianth, nut-like; seeds usually vertical; perisperm absent; embryo spiral. One sp.,
Nucularia perrinii Battand. , NW Africa.