Trees or shrubs with smooth grey bark. Leaves simple, alternate, petiolate, 3-nerved with unequal bases. Stipules narrow linear, caducous. Flowers unisexual, bisexual or polygamous in axillary or lateral clusters on branches of current season. Male flowers: in axillary or lateral cymes, fertile flowers solitary. Perianth 4 or 5, imbricate, deciduous. Stamens 4-5, filaments short, erect, surrounding a hairy disc. Ovary sessile on a hairy disc, style central, 2-fid, plumose. Fruit a small ovoid or globose drupe, endocarp hard and stony, smooth or rugose.