- Leaves simple, alternate, crenate, spiraled.
- Midvein usually sunken above.
- Without stipules.
- Flowers white to pink, with overlapping sepals, inferior ovary, and a staminal tube.
- Fruit a drupe, often aqua or steel blue outside with violet inner flesh.
Diagnosis: One genus of montane trees, without stipules, leaves alternate, spiraled, simple, crenate to rarely almost entire, midvein sunken above, loop-connected lateral veins.
|Aquifoliaceae||: tiny stipules.
|Lauraceae||: aromatic odor, irregularly grooved twigs, always entire.
|Sapotaceae||: white latex, always entire.
|Theaceae||: leaves usually distichous with midvein expressed above.
Diversity: Total: 1 genus, 7 species. Trees: 1 genus, 7 species.