Shrubs. Leaves petiolate, oblong or somewhat lanceolate, obtuse to acuminate; stipules triangular, acuminate. Flowers pedunculate; in simple, axillary, bracteolate cymes. Calyx: limb divided nearly to base into 4-6 triangular lobes; lobes rounded to acute; tube shallowly campanulate, glabrous to puberulous. Corolla 5-lobed, white; lobes oblong-elliptic, longer than tube; tube campanulate, villous within. Stamens 5, arising in corolla mouth, exserted; anthers subsessile, dorsifixed, linear, connective distinctly apiculate. Disc annular. Ovary 2-locular, with 1 or 2 pendulous ovules in each locule, from placentas attached near top of septum; style short, thick, cylindric, glabrous; stigmatic club long, fusiform, with 10 membranous, narrow, undulate, ciliate wings, exserted. Fruit globose, +/- size of pea, somewhat fleshy, 2-locular, with many, succulent, red granules; calyx limb persistent. Seeds 2-6, +/- ovoid, usually with 1 flattened face, finely reticulate. x = 11 (1 report).
Species 3, tropical Africa; 1 in sthn Afr.: Kraussia floribunda Harv., Northern Province, Mpumalanga, Swaziland and KwaZulu-Natal.