Unarmed, single-stemmed shrubs. Leaves alternate, simple, petiolate, narrowly obovate, cuneate at base, long-acuminate at apex, dentate to denticulate, glabrous; stipules linear-acuminate, glabrous. Inflorescences epiphyllous, usually in 1-flowered cymes in 2-6 groups per leaf on petiole or on midrib in lower 3/4 of lamina. Flowers bisexual; pedicel pubescent, +/- as long as flower; bracts narrowly ovate. Sepals 5, imbricate, very narrowly ovate to linear-ovate, pubescent, persistent. Petals 5, imbricate, narrowly ovate to linear-ovate, pubescent, persistent. Stamens 5; filaments very short, glabrous; anthers lanceolate, glabrous or glabrescent. Ovary 1-locular, with 3 multi-ovulate parietal placentas, tomentose; style simple, truncate, persistent in fruit. Fruit an ovoid capsule, pubescent to glabrescent, surrounded by perianth.
Monotypic genus: Mocquerysia multiflora Hua, trop. Africa; sthn trop. Afr.: Angola (Cabinda).