Shrubs. Leaves alternate, entire to dentate, flat, petiolate, glabrous to cottony. Capitula heterogamous, radiate, in terminal corymbs or corymbose panicles; involucral bracts mainly herbaceous but with scarious margins, in 2–3 unequal rows, reflexed in fruit; receptacle c. convex, ebracteate, glabrous. Outer florets ligulate, female, uniseriate, yellow; disc florets functionally male, tubular, 5-lobed, yellow, anthers tailed, style minutely bifid. Fruit a globose drupe, with an outer fleshy layer surrounding a bony endocarp; pappus absent.
2 species, native to southern Africa and tropical east Africa; 1 species naturalised in Australia.