Dwarf, evergreen or deciduous shrubs ; indumentum of simple, sometimes glandular, hairs, scales absent. Inflorescence buds terminal, opening to produce a 1-3-flowered raceme ; peduncles bearing leaf-like bracts. Calyx lobes well-developed. Corolla 5-lobed, rotate, divided to base on the lower side. Stamens 10. Ovary pubescent ; style base impressed. Capsule ovoid. Seeds without appendages.