- Leaves simple, alternate, entire, without stipules.
- Often with opposite or whorled leaves at some nodes.
- Flowers small with tubular corolla, unisexual.
- Fruit a 1-seeded berry.
Diagnosis: Trees and treelets, without stipules, leaves simple, usually with a mixture of alternate and opposite leaves on same twig, often with 4 leaves at some nodes, margin entire, often with inconspicuous lateral veins.
|Lauraceae||: twigs angular or grooved, weak aromatic odor or minute translucent dots.
|Loranthaceae||: no unpaired leaves.
|Solanaceae||: paired leaves arise together, not opposite; lateral veins conspicuous.
Diversity: Total: 4 genera, 9 species. Trees: 3 genera, 5 species.