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Woody climbers. Leaves not peltate, palmately 5-nerved. Inflorescence axillary, cymose and subumbellate, pedunculate; cymes solitary or fasciculate. Sepals 9; outermost 3 narrow, minute; inner 6 imbricate, concave; innermost 3 broader than others. Petals 6, cuneate. Male flowers: stamens 6, free; anthers dehiscing longitudinally. Female flower: staminodes 6, filamentose; carpels 3; stigma deeply bifid with dorsal and lateral processes, recurved, laterally concave. Drupes curved, with basal style-scar; endocarp rotued in outline, laterally concave; condyle septiform, imperforate. Seeds curved; embryo enclosed in endosperm, elongate, narrow, terete; radicle much longer than subterete cotyledons.

Tropical and subtropical Asia; ca 3 species, one in India.




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