Shrubs, usually glabrous. Leaves opposite, usually spreading, shortly petiolate. Inflorescence axillary, umbel-like, usually 3–9-flowered, rarely a solitary flower. Flowers white, rarely pink; peduncles longer than pedicles; bracteoles clustered at the apex of the peduncle; calyx 5-lobed, persistent in fruit; petals 5, free, orbicular; stamens 7–14, in 1 row, opposite sepals, shorter than petals; anthers distinctly gland-tipped, geniculate, opening by very short divergent slits; ovary half-inferior, 3-celled. Fruit a loculicidal capsule, base and sides fused to the hypanthium, dehiscing by terminal radial slits; seeds numerous, flat-sided, backs rounded, smooth.
11 species in eastern Australia and New Caledonia.