- Leaves simple, alternate, entire, distichous.
- Without stipules.
- Aromatic odor and strong bark.
- Flowers axillary with 3-6 petals, aggregate ovary sourrounded by many stamens.
- Fruit varied from stalked, drupe-like fruitlets to large fleshy aggregate with many embedded seeds.
Diagnosis: Trees and treelets, without stipules, strong stringy bark, leaves alternate, entire, distichous, often with a weak aromatic odor in petiole and bark, but without latex.
Local distribution: Widespread.
|Lauraceae||: leaves spiraled, twigs irregularly grooved and ridged, flowers with simple ovary.
|Solanaceae||: if odor present, not aromatic, often with stellate hairs.
Diversity: Total: 8 genera, 13 species. Trees and treelets: 8 genera, 13 species.
Comments: Guatteria oliviformis is the only common species of Annonaceae in the cloud forest.