- Leaves simple, alternate, spiraled, bunched at twig tips.
- Minute metallic gland scales on leaf underside.
- Without stipules.
- Aromatic odor.
- Small, non-showy flowers on short axillary spikes.
- Small gray-green berries.
Diagnosis: Small trees, aromatic conifer odor, without stipules, leaves simple, alternate, bunched at twig tips, oblanceolate with sparse dull teeth and tiny metallic gland scales in pits on leaf underside.
|Lauraceae||: leaf entire, no metallic dots on leaf underside, aromatic odor.
|Grossulariaceae||: no metallic dots on leaf underside.
|Myrsinaceae||: translucent red or yellow dots and dashes as well as opaque dots on leaf surface.
|Symplocaceae||: no metallic dots on leaf underside, midvein sunken on upperside.
Diversity: Total: 1 genus, 2 species. Treelets: 1 genus, 2 species.