Evergreen trees; leaves serrate with prominent parallel lateral veins, elliptic, oblong or oblong-lanceolate. Flowers slolitary or fascicled or in simple raceme, often very large. Sepals usually 5, spreading, fleshy or pulpy in fruit. Petals usually 5, large. Stamens free, multiseriate; anthers linear, inner introrse, outer extrorse. Carpels 5-20; ovary many ovuled. Fruit globose. Seeds hard, brown or black, with or without a pulpy covering, not arillate.