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Trees, covered with stellate hairs. Leaves simple, usually oblique; stipules often foliaceous and persistent, sometimes oblique. Flowers small, clustered; clusters in terminal panicles. Sepals 5, free. Petals 5, free, glandular within the base. Stamens numerous, free, arising from a raised receptacle. Ovary 2 - 5-loculed; locules 2 - 4-ovuled; style subulate. Capsules roundish; cocci 2 - 5, vertically winged, indehiscent, 1-seeded. Seeds endospermous; cotyledons flat.

China through Malaysia and the Philippine Islands to New Guinea and the East Pacific Islands, ca 30 species; 2 in India.


1a. Leaves ovate-lanceolate, not lobed, 3-nerved at base 1. Colona flagrocarpa
b. Leaves rotundate-ovate or ovate-oblong. shortly lobed, 3 - 7-nerved at base 2. Colona floribunda

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