- Leaves simple, alternate, entire, spiraled.
- Without stipules.
- Aromatic odor.
- Twigs irregularly ridged and grooved (asymmetric cross section).
- Small flowers with 6 tepals, anthers with pollen pockets.
- Fruit fleshy with a basal cupule (most) and one seed.
Diagnosis: Trees, aromatic odor, without stipules, leaves simple, alternate, spiraled, entire, pinnately veined, rarely 3-veined.
Diversity: Total: 8 genera, 67 species. Trees: 8 genera, 67 species.