- Hemi-epiphytes or shrubs on disturbed ground or fallen logs.
- Leaves simple, alternate, entire, with few lateral veins.
- Without stipules.
- Flowers tubular, often pinkish and hummingbird-pollinated.
- Fruit a many-seeded berry.
Diagnosis: Hemi-epiphytes and small trees, without stipules, leaves alternate, simple, entire, with few strongly ascending lateral veins, often appearing 3-veined.
|Asteraceae||: usually pubescent, only basal veins strongly ascending.
|Lauraceae||: aromatic odor, 3-veined species usually have domatia in vein axils.
Diversity: Total: 12 genera, 28 species.