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Herbs, perennial; stems stout, woody, horizontal. Leaves all radical or on short stem, simply dentate or pinnatisect; petioles with broad membranous, caducous wings. Flowers in short terminal racemes with membranous bracts, yellow. Sepals 5. Petals 5. Stamens 15-numerous, in 3 bundles, alternating with carpels. Carpels usually 3, slightly coherent along the axis; styles linear, recurved; ovules 2 - 6 or 10 - 20. Follicles dehiscing irregularly. Seeds with white membranous aril.

Tropical S. & S.E. Asia; ca 10 species, one in India.

Literature. DICKISON, W. C. (1971) Comparative morphological studies in Dillineaceae. VII. Additional notes on Acrotrema. J. Arn. Arb. 52: 319 - 331.

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