- Leaves simple, alternate, entire
- With stipules.
- Nectar glands at base of blade, blade bluish below.
- Flower with complex corona, 3 stamens, 3-lobed style.
- Fruit a large fleshy capsule.
Diagnosis: Climbers and one rare tree species, with stipules, large simple, alternate leaves, entire and glabrous, nectar glands at base of balde, blade bluish white below.
|Lauraceae||: without stipules, with aromatic odor, no nectar glands.
|Polygonaceae||: sheath-like stipule (ochrea) enclosing twig around and above node.
Diversity: Total: 1 genus, 22 species. Trees: 1 genus, 1 species.