Trees or shrubs. Leaves opposite; Inflorescence of axillary and/or terminal compound dichasial cymes; Sepals with a row of colleters inside. Stamens free from the style head, completely included in the corolla tube; Fruit of paired stipitate, ovoid berries;
Africa present, Asia present, Asia-Tropical
12 species in Africa and Asia; in Malesia 1 species.
This account is partly based on the revision by Omino (1996) and examination of the material from Thailand as there is very little material in Malesia.
D.J. Middleton - in Fl. Thailand. 1999: 24
H. Huber - in Abeyw. (ed.), Revis. Handb. Fl. Ceylon 1. 1973: 10
K. Schum. - in Engl. & Prantl, Nat. Pflanzenfam. 4. 1895: 150
Pichon - in Mém. Mus. Natl. Hist. Nat. 1948: 160
Pit. - in Lecomte, Fl. Indo-Chine 3. 1933: 1129
Markgr. - in Blumea. 1984: 169
Roxb. - in Dassan. (ed.), Revis. Handb. Fl. Ceylon 4. 1983: 37
A.DC. - in Prodr. 1844: 349
Omino - in Agric. Univ. Wageningen Pap. 1996: 88
Benth. & Hook.f. - in Gen. Pl. 1876: 698