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Trees, up to 25 m tall; bark dark or black-brown, rough. Leaves alternate, paripinnate, exstipulate; leaflets opposite. Inflorescence axillary and terminal racemes. Flowers polygamo-dioecious, greenish or yellow. Sepals 4 - 5, subequal. Petals 4 - 5, spathulate. Disc annular, fleshy. Stamens up to 8, inserted in the disc; filaments filiform, pubescent. Ovary 2-loculed; ovules solitary; style short; stigma thick, hairy. Fruits 1 - 2 -lobed, indehiscent. Seeds exarillate.

South East Asia, W. Malesia; 2 species, 1 in India.

Literature. LEENHOUTS, P.W. (1983). A Taxonomic Revision of Xerospermum (Sapindaceae). Blumea 28 (1): 389 - 401.

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