Shrubs or small trees. Leaves glabrous on both surfaces, without stomatal crypts. Stipules small, connate-axillary, caducous. Inflorescence terminal or axillary cymules or a panicle of cymules. Flowers hermaphrodite. Petals 5, longer than calyx lobes, not clawed. Stamens 15-26, all fertile, inserted on margin of disk; Ovary inserted at base of receptacle, densely pilose; Fruit a small fleshy drupe, epicarp smooth and ridged, endocarp hard, thin, glabrous on interior, with 4-8 prominent longitudinal ridges which correspond to lines of fracture for seedling escape.
Asia-Tropical, Pacific: Fiji (Fiji), West Africa present, neotropics present present
Three species, one in West Africa and the Neotropics, two confined to the Neotropics. One species naturalized in Malesia and Fiji.