Scandent shrubs with twining stems, sometimes erect shrubs. Leaves opposite, rarely ternate, with or without minute glands on lamina; stipules absent. Flowers in axillary corymbose racemes. Calyx 5-lobed. Petals concave, shortly unguiculate, pink to purplish, margin fimbriate: 1 petal fimbriate along whole margin, 1 petal fimbriate at base only, 3 petals fimbriate along one side. Stamens: filaments often slightly unequal, free. Ovary 3-locular, hairy or glabrous; styles 3, curved; stigmas lateral. Fruit separable, breaking up into (2)3 shield- or saucershaped samaras with lateral wing and usually a dorsal crest. Seeds globose or ellipsoid. x = 10.
Species +/- 12, all African; 2 in sthn Afr., widespread, but not often abundant, Namibia, Botswana, Northern Province, Gauteng, Mpumalanga, Swaziland and Northern Cape.