Shrubs, occasionally epiphytic. Leaves alternate, subopposite or in pseudowhorls, simple, entire or toothed, petiolate, with pinnate venation. Flowers actinomorphic, bisexual, sometimes cleistogamous, in large or small axillary cymes, or solitary in axils or on old wood, or in terminal umbel-like inflorescences; calyx lobes, corolla lobes and stamens 5(rarely 4–7); calyx lobes valvate, ± persistent in fruit; corolla campanulate-urceolate, funnel-shaped or salver-shaped, lobes valvate; stamens alternating with corolla lobes; filaments adnate to corolla tube or free; anthers versatile, introrse, opening by longitudinal slits; ovary inferior or semi-inferior, 2- or 3-locular, with 1–several ovules per locule; style simple, with a capitate or clavate, 2- or 3-lobed stigma. Fruit a berry with 1–many seeds.
3 genera with c. 12 species occurring in Australia, New Caledonia, New Zealand and Papua New Guinea; 2 genera in Australia.