Description: Shrubs or small trees.
Leaves opposite, petiolate.
Inflorescences axillary, 1-flowered or raceme-like. Flowers 4- or 5-merous. Sepals obtuse, small, persistent in fruit. Petals free. Stamens numerous, in 2 or more series; anthers sub-basifixed. Ovary inferior, 2- or 3-locular; placentation axile, ovules in 1 row, few to several per loculus; style thick, stigma peltate.
Fruit a succulent berry; seeds few, testa tuberculate, soft; embryo folded, cotyledons small.
Distribution and occurrence: World: 5 species, endemic Australia. Australia: Qld, N.S.W.
Text by Peter G. Wilson