This family includes both deciduous and evergreen shrubs with opposite simple leaves. The flowers are aromatic bisexual single. The flowers are aromatic, bisexual, and single with a petal-shaped perianth, colored from white to red.The plants reach a height of 2 to 4 meters.
The family is represented by 3 genera and 10 species that are naturally spread in warm climates in the tropical climatic zones of the world. The Calycanthaceaefamily members originate from Japan, North America and Northeast Australia.In this country of greater significance is the species blossoming or magnificent Calycanthus floridus L.