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Shrubs or trees. Leaves simple, alternate. Flowers in cymes or axillary fascicles, small, regular, bisexual. Calyx cup-shaped, inferior or partly superior. Petals 5, valvate, hairy within. Stamens 5, opposite to petals and adnate to them. Staminodes absent. Ovary partly inferioror or superior, 5-loculed; ovules pendulous from central placenta. Disc large, fleshy. Ftuit a drupe, crowned by remains of calyx lobes and style; stone crustaceous, 1-loculed, 1- seeded.

Tropical Africa, India, Sri Lanka, Myanmar and Malesia; about 17 species, 1 in India.




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