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Trees. Leaves simple, alternate, entire. Panicles axillary and terminal. Flowers bisexual. Calyx caducous, gamosepalous, calypteriform, circumscissile, spathaceous or splitting irregularly at anthesis. Petals 4-6, free, imbricate-. Stamens 4-6, inserted on the disc; filaments filiform; anthers dorsifixed. Disc cylindrical. Carpel solitary on carpophore; ovary superior, 1-loculed, 1-ovuled; style terminal; stigma simple. Fruit a globose and stipitate Drupes.

South East Asia; ca 12 species, 1 in India.

Notes. According to Ding Hou (l.c.), there is no disc but an elongated torus.




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