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Sphaerosacme Wallich ex Royle

Trees, with an indumentum of simple hairs. Leaves imparipinnate; leaflets usually opposite, oblong, acuminate. Flowers unisexual, male and female flowers on different individuals(dioecious), in axillary or supraxillary panicles. Calyx deeply 4 - 5-lobed; lobes valvate or imbricate. Petals 5, free, conniving over staminal tube, imbricate. Staminal tube globose, undulate at margin; anthers 10, glabrous, in 2 whorls of 5 each, the upper partly exserted, the lower alternating with anthers of upper whorl and completely included. Disk absent. Ovary 5-locular; locules 1-ovuled; style absent; stigma pileate, broad, 5-lobed. Fruit a 2 - 5-valved loculicidal capsule; seeds arillate; cotyledons fused.

Himalayas. Unispecific.

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