A small family of monocotyledonous (see monocotyledon) herbs, in which the leaves are elongate, and parallel-nerved. The flowers are regular, with 3-plus-3 tepals, and 6 stamens; the ovary is superior and trilocular. The fruit is a fleshy drupe. There are 3 genera, with 7 species, found in the tropics.
Subjects: Plant Sciences and Forestry.