Shrubs, often partly climbing or climbers. Leaves opposite, whorled or alternate, simple or compound. Domatia sometimes present in the axils of lateral nerves on the lower leaf surface. Inflorescences few-many flowered, cymose or solitary. Flowers scented. Calyx with cup-shaped tube and 5-15 teeth. Corolla white or yellow, salver-shaped with 5-13 lobes. Fruit a deeply 2-lobed, 2-seeded berry.