Growth Form: Herbs, shrubs, or trees, variously pubescent with stellate, simple, and/or glandular hairs.
Leaves: Leaves simple and often palmately lobed to divided, rarely compound (palmate). Leaves alternate, rarely opposite. Leaves alternate. Blades often asymmetrical. Blades often palmately lobed to divided, rarely palmately compound. Blades palmately lobed or compound. Margins usually toothed or lobed. Nearly always petiolate. Stipules deciduous or occasionally persistent. Stipules present. Stipules usually deciduous.
Fruit: Fruit fleshy to leathery or woody; dehiscent or indehiscent; often separating into mericarps. Seeds reniform to turbinate; with or without endosperm.
Only found in cultivation
Name Published In: Gen. Pl. [Jussieu] 271. 1789 [4 Aug 1789] (1789)