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Trees; plants dioecious or polygamous. Leaves simple, alternate, entire, petiolate. Panicles axillary or terminal. Flowers unisexual or rarely bisexual. Calyx 5-lobed, lobes imbricate. Petals 5, free, imbricate. Stamens 5. Disc annular, concave. Carpels 3, syncarpous; ovary inferior, 1-loculed, 1-ovuled; style 1; stigmas obscurely 3-lobed. Fruit a Drupe, crowned with persistent sepals

South East Asia; ca 2 or more species, 1 in India.

Notes. When sterile, specimens of Drimycarpus are similar to Mangifera and Semecarpus in appearance, but can be distinguished by the presence of a distinct marginal vein which does not occur in the latter two.

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