Shrubs or trees, 0.3-20 m. Budscaprea-type. Leaves: stipules on late ones absent, minute rudiments, or foliaceous; largest medial blade 1.5-9 times as long as wide, adaxial surface not glaucous. Staminate flowers: filaments glabrous or hairy. Pistillate flowers: adaxial nectary shorter or longer than stipe; stipe 0.5-2.7 mm; ovary glabrous or sparsely to very densely hairy; stigmas slenderly to broadly cylindrical, 0.2-1 mm.
Species 37 (8 in the flora): North America, Eurasia, Africa.