Sp. Pl. 1: 513. 1753.
Shrubs or trees. Leaves persistent; blade margins entire. Thyrses axillary or terminal. Flowers: petals 5; stamens [12–]14–22[–26], filaments connate basally to 1/3 length in groups, densely hairy proximally; ovary densely hairy; styles densely hairy. Drupes globose or broadly ellipsoid; endocarp longitudinally ribbed. x = 11.
Fla., Mexico, West Indies, Central America, South America, w Africa, introduced in Pacific Islands, tropical and subtropical.
Species 4 (1 in the flora).