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Shrubs or small trees ; young shoots setose or glabrous.
Leaves elliptic to broadly obovate, lower surface glabrous or with coarse bristles or stalked glands, sometimes also with a thin continuous dendroid hairs indumentum. Inflorescence dense, 10-20-flowered. Calyx minute to large and cupular.
Corolla 5-lobed, red, fleshy, tubular-campanulate, with nectar pouches. Stamen 10. Ovary glabrous to densely stalked-glandular, with or without a rufous dendroid indumentum.