- Leaves simple, alternate, entire, distichous, the underside often beige pubescent.
- Slender, hairy stipules.
- Inner bark with sandy texture.
- Flowers, small and white or larger and white or lavender with exserted stamens.
- Fruits are fleshy drupes.
Diagnosis: Trees or treelets, with sandy inner bark, slender hairy stipules, leaves simple, alternate, entire, usually distichous.
Local distribution: More common on the atlantic slope than the pacific, and absent from cloud forest.
|Dichapetalaceae||: bark not sandy, stipules serrate, inflorescence often arises on petiole.
|Flacourtiaceae||: stipules broad-based, some with translucent dots and dashes, usually with some crenations.
Diversity: Total: 2 genera, 7 species. Trees: 2 genera, 7 species.