A mainly topical family with only 1 genus represented locally (Asimina). Members are small to medium size trees and shrubs. The alternate, simple, smooth-edged leaves have an unpleasant odor when crushed. The radially symmetrical flowers are solitary and have 3 sepals and 6 petals in 2 series. The banana-like fruit is large, cylindrical, pulpy and several-seeded.
This family contains trees.