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Hildegardia Schott & Endl.

Large trees. Leaves simple, very broadly rounded-cordate, glabrous, entire, digitately nerved at base. Flowers polygamous, some bisexual, others unisexual by abortion in raceme-like panicles crowded at the ends of the branchlets; pedicels jointed at the apex; bracts rudimentary. Calyx tubular, shortly 5-lobed, persistent. Corolla absent. Stamens 10 on a column round the abortive carpels. Carpels 5, shortly stipitate. Follicles membranous, winged at the top, ultimately dehiscent. Seeds usually 2.

Tropical Asia, Africa and Madagascar, ca 9 species; 1 in India.

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