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Parishia Hook.f.

Deciduous trees; Leaves spiral, imparipinnate, petiolate; Leaflets entire. Panicles axillary or tenninal. Flowers unisexual. Calyx 4-lobed, greatly enlarged in fruits. Petals 4, free, imbricate. Stamens 4. Disc annular, 4-lobed. Carpels 3,syncarpous; ovary superior, 1-loculed, 1-ovuled; style terminal; stigma unequally 3-lobed. Drupes, ovoid, densely tomentose, with 4, wing like foliaceous, accrescent sepals.

South East Asia; ca 5 species, 1 in India.

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