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Arytera Blume

Trees or shrubs. Leaves paripinnate, spirally arranged. Leaflets 4 - 6 (-8), ovate to oblong-lanceolate, apex, obtuse or subobtusely acuminate, base acute, margin entire, sparingly coriaceous. Flowers uni or bi-sexual, yellow, in branched racemes. Sepals 5 - 6. Petals 5 - 6, with long ciliate auricles at base which are sometimes connate into a scale. Disc annular, crenate, glabrous. Stamens 8; filaments pilose; in male flowers exserted, short in female ones; anthers pubescent, glabrescent. Ovary 2-loculled. Fruits capsular, 2-lobed, coriaceous. Seeds with saccate aril.

China, Indo-Malaya, China, Australia and Pacific; 25 species, 1 in India.

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