Small to medium-sized trees; terminal vegetative buds flattened. Leaves opposite, petiolate, axils of nerves with or without domatia; stipules deltoid, obtuse or slightly notched at apex, +/- persistent. Inflorescences terminal or terminal and lateral with unbranched axes; young inflorescence surrounded by reduced leaves and stipules not modified into bracts; true peduncle glabrous or pubescent, elongating. Flowers 4- or 5-merous. Calyx densely pubescent inside; lobes obtuse to triangular with or without deciduous or persistent appendages. Corolla: tube funnel-shaped; lobes oblong, imbricate in bud. Stamens arising in tube, not exserted; filaments short, glabrous; anthers basifixed, introrse. Ovaries of adjoining flowers entirely fused to each other, 2-locular; placentas +/- discoidal, attached to middle of septum; ovules numerous in each locule, spreading in all directions; style exserted; stigma spindle-shaped. Fruits indehiscent, joined to form a fleshy syncarp. Seeds ovoid or ellipsoid, not winged.
Species 2, trop. Africa; sthn trop. Afr. 2, Angola (Cabinda), Zambia.