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Trees or large shrubs. Leaves pinnate or very rarely simple; leaflets alternate to opposite, petioluled, margin entire, sometimes revolute, glabrous and shining above, brownish green and hairy on mid rib and nerves beneath, equal sided or rarely slightly oblique at base. Inflorescence axillary or pseudoterminal racemes. Flowers 5-merous; male and bisexual on the same tree. Calyx spreading or cup shaped; lobes subequal, sometimes slightly imbricate at base. Petals 3, 5 or absent, slightly longer than sepals. Disc annular, sometimes irregularly lobed, puberulous or glabrous. Stamens 7 - 9; filaments puberulous or glabrous; anthers basifixed. Fruits capsular. Seeds globose to ellipsoid.

South East Asia to Australia; 11 species, ca 2 in India.

Notes. Species of this genus are known for variation in size and reduction in number or total absence of the petals.

Literature. VAN DER HAM, R.W.J.M. (1977). Revision of Mischocarpus (Sapindaceae). Blumea 23: 251-288. VAN DER HAM, R.W.J.M. (1977). Pollen Morphology of the genus Mischocarpus (Sapindaceae). Blumea 23: 301 - 355.


1a. Leaflets 1 - 6. venation usually coarse on both surfaces; stamens with puberulous filaments; petals 0 or 5 1. Mischocarpus pentapetalus
b. Leaflets 1 - 4, venation fine or almost obsolete; stamens with glabrous filaments; petals 0 or 3 2. Mischocarpus sundaicus

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