Lianas. Cymes extra-axillary, paniculate; branches racemelike or spicate, brown or rusty hairy, many flowered. Calyx with or without basal glands. Corolla rotate, lobed ca. halfway down to nearly to base; lobes ± valvate. Corona lobes 5, inserted at base of gynostegium, sometimes with ligulate adaxial appendages, longer than stamens, shorter than stigma head. Anther appendages minute; pollinia 4 per pollinarium, erect, retinaculum minute, translator arms absent. Stigma head usually club-shaped, fusiform, or long subulate. Follicles cylindric or narrowly ovoid. Seeds oblong.
The Genus Genianthus is further organized into finer groupings including:
- Species: ZipcodeZoo has pages for 2 species, subspecies, varieties, forms, and cultivars in the Genus Genianthus: G. crassifolius · G. laurifolius
- "Genianthus". in Flora of China Vol. 16 Page 200. Published by Science Press (Beijing) and Missouri Botanical Garden Press. Online at EFloras.org.
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