Trees or shrubs with soft wood; sometimes climbing. Fruit dry, rarely fleshy (Theobroma, 346); seeds globose or ovoid, with coriaceous or crustaceous testa. The two plants of interest of the order are the one mentioned and Cola, 70.
A Manual of Organic Materia Medica and Pharmacognosy, 1917, was written by Lucius E. Sayre, B.S. Ph. M.