- Leaves simple, alternate, enire, distichous.
- Persistent brown stipules.
- Small, white flowers in leaf axils.
- Fruit an oblong red berry with one seed.
Diagnosis: Small trees, with semi-persistent glabrous stipules, leaves alternate, distichous, simple, entire, may have vernation lines or wintergreen odor in twig.
|Chrysobalanaceae||: bark sandy when rubbed between fingers, stipules thread-like.
|Euphorbiaceae||: leaf base asymmetric, stipules deciduous, clear sap in petiole.
|Ochnaceae||: margin serrate, strongly arcing lateral veins.
Diversity: Total: 1 genus, 1 species. Trees: 1genus, 1species.