A family of evergreen shrubs, trees, and a few climbers whose leaves are alternate, leathery, and without stipules. The bark is resinous. The flowers are bisexual, regular, and pentamerous. The fruit is a capsule or berry. There are 9 genera, comprising about 240 species, occurring in the Old World tropics but strongly concentrated in Australasia.
Subjects: Plant Sciences and Forestry.