- Leaves simple, alternate, rarely opposite, mostly serrate, with 3-veined base.
- With stipules.
- Bark with some mucilage, but not very stringy.
- Only simple hairs.
- Petiole not swollen at tip.
- Flowers reduced, without petals, not showy, unisexual.
- Fruit a dry with a single seed or small fleshy berries with one seed.
Diagnosis: Trees, shrubs and climbers, bark with mucilage but not very stringy, with large free stipules, leaves simple, alternate (rarely opposite in woody species), serrate, often weakly 3-veined with lobed base, petioles mostly long without apical pulvinus, some with urticating simple hairs, lacking stellate hairs.
|Bombacaceae||(Ochroma): stipules stalked, stringy bark, leaves often lobed.
|Malvaceae||: petiole swollen at tip, stringy bark, stellate hairs.
|Moraceae||: white latex.
|Tiliaceae||: petioles swollen at tip, often with lateral lobes, most have stellate hairs, stringy bark.
Diversity: Total: 6 genera, 30 species. Trees: 3 genera, 7 species.