- Leaves simple, opposite, entire.
- Minute free stipules.
- Orange layer in bark.
- Tiny green-red flowers in much-branched inflorescences at leafless nodes.
- Fruit a tennis ball sized berry with leathery shell.
Diagnosis: Trees and lianas, with thin orange layer in bark, with small free stipules, leaves opposite, crenate or entire.
Diversity: Total: 2 genera, 4 species. Trees: 1 genus, 1 species.
Comments: Now typically included within the Celastraceae.