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Trees. Leaves simple, alternate, entire, petiolate. Panicles axillary. Flowers bisexual. Calyx 5-lobed. Petals 5 - 6, free, imbricate, accrescent. Stamens 5 or numerous. Disc cylindrical. Carpel solitary on carpophore; ovary superior, 1-loculed, 1-ovuled; style sub-lateral; stigma simple. Fruit a globose Drupes with stellately spreading accrescent petals.

South-East Asia and Malesia; ca 20 species, 1 in India.




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