Perianth deeply 6-parted, its segments spreading at anthesis, erect and persistent in fr; stamens 6, erect, shorter than the perianth; ovary half-inferior, with numerous ovules; fr subglobose, many-seeded, tipped by the persistent style which eventually splits longitudinally; seeds elliptic to fusiform; no red pigments. Monotypic
Gleason, Henry A. & Cronquist, Arthur J. 1991. Manual of vascular plants of northeastern United States and adjacent Canada. lxxv + 910 pp.