- Leaves simple, alternate, entire.
- Without stipules.
- Often with pale or rust-colored carpet of stellate hairs or scales on leaf underside and young twigs.
- FLowers with 5 white petals and 10 elongate yellow anthers.
- Fruit is a drupe.
Diagnosis: One genus of trees, without stipules, leaves alternate, simple, usually entire, often with pale or rusty stellate or scale-like pubescence on leaf underside and twigs, petiole distinct from blade, leaves can be either distichous or spiraled.
|Clethraceae||: margin crenate or serrate.
|Myristicaceae||: red sap, more than 10 lateral veins.
|Solanaceae||: pubescence not scale-like, often with spines or rank odor, petiole often merges with blade, usually distichous.
Diversity: Total: 1 genus, 3 species. Trees: 1 genus, 3 species.