Aerial stem-parasitic shrubs with epicortical runners bearing secondary haustoria. Leaves opposite; venation pinnate. Inflorescences axillary, a raceme of decussate pairs of pedunculate dichasia (triads); bracts single under each flower. Fruit ellipsoid.
Asia-Tropical, western Malesia present
Endemic to Malesia; 1 species distributed in western Malesia.
The distinctive feature of Loxanthera is the apparently dorsifixed, immobile introrse anther (see ). For discussion, see