CALYCANTHACEAE, Strawberry-shrub Family

Shrubs; leaves opposite, simple; blades ovate, entire; flowers perigynous, bisporangiate, regular, solitary; perianth parts many, separate, similar, lanceolate, maroon, attached at or below rim of the concave hypanthium (receptacle); stamens several to many; carpels several to many, separate, within the concavity; fruit an aggregate of achenes enclosed by the hypanthium.