Shrubs, erect or scandent. Leaves alternate, membranous or subcoriaceous. Flowers solitary or fascicled in leaf axils, sessile or shortly pedicelled. Calyx 5-lobed; tube cylindric, at length swollen below, not articulated. Petals united into a short, erect, entire or obscurely 5-lobed ring at base of calyx lobes. Stamens 10, in 2 whorls in throat of calyx and not exceeding corolla; anthers with wide connective. Disc of minute scales or shortly cup-shaped and membranous. Ovary shortly stalked, 1-locular, with 1 ovule; style slender; stigma cylindric or capitate. Fruit dry, enclosed in persistent, +/- fleshy base of calyx.
Species 7, Africa; 2 in sthn Afr., Northern Province and mainly KwaZulu-Natal.