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Apodytes E. Meyer ex Arn.

Trees or shrubs. Leaves alternate, petiolate, coriaceous, entire, penninerved, nigrescent. Flowers small, bisexual, in terminal or axillary corymbose panicles. Calyx minute, cup-shaped, 5-toothed, persistent. Petals 5, free or connate at the base only, linear, spreading, glabrous, valvate, obscurely keeled, apex inflexed. Stamens 5; filaments attenuated, smooth; anthers oblong, sagittate, dorsifixed, dehiscent longitudinally. Disc absent. Ovary oblique, gibbous; style short, curved and thick; stigma small. Drupe obliquely ovoid, compressed, with lateral appendage. Seed, compressed.

Africa, S.E. Asia, Malesia, Queensland; 2 species, 1 in India.

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