A small family of shrubs, trees, and climbers, in which the leaves are palmately nerved, there are 6–10 free perianth lobes and 3–5 stamens, and the ovary is inferior and unilocular. The fruit is indehiscent. They are related to Monimiaceae. There are 4 genera, containing 68 species, with a pantropical distribution.
Subjects: Plant Sciences and Forestry.