Erect or prostrate, stellate-hairy shrubs. Leaves sessile to shortly petiolate, alternate, simple, margin entire. Inflorescences axillary or terminal, cymose, umbel-like. Flowers bisexual; sepals 5, minute, free; petals 5, not persistent in fruit; stamens 10, free, divergent; carpels 5 (1–4 outside Victoria), fused to middle or nearly to apex, usually with beak, style 1, arising at or above middle of ovary, stigma peltate, ovules 2 per carpel. Fruit of 1–5 follicles; follicles not transversely ridged, usually beaked; seeds dull black, released explosively with elastic endocarp.
15 species, all confined to southern Australia.