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Shrubs, strongly scented, glabrous, with widely creeping roots. Leaves odd-pinnate, up to 60 cm or more long, stipulate; leaflets unequal sided. Flowers in axillary or terminal racemes. Calyx 5-partite, united at base, unequal, often I gibbous. Petals narrow, long clawed. Stamens 4, didynanous, inserted with in the disc. Disc unilateral, with nectary glands. Ovary 4-lobed. Capsules inflated. loculicidally dehiscent by valves.

S. Africa and Asia (introduced as an ornamental); ca 6 species, 1 in India.




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