Shrubs, stellate-tomentose. Leaves simple, toothed or lobed, venation pinnate, petiolate; stipules absent. Flowers bisexual, arranged in leaf-opposed cymes; bracteoles 1–3. Calyx somewhat petaloid, deeply 5-lobed; petals 5, minute, almost obscured by the ovary; stamens 5, free, opposite the petals, linear-oblong, connivent, with terminal pores; staminodes absent; ovary sessile, 3–5-locular, each loculus with 2 or more ovules, style 1. Capsule shorter than the calyx, stellate-tomentose.
About 35 species, endemic to Australia, the majority in south-west Western Australia.