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Trees, monoecious or dioecious. Leaves alternate, simple, entire or serrulate, penninerved, short-petioled; nervules finely reticulate. Inflorescences axillary, fasciculate, the males denseflowered. Male flowers: sepals 3 - 5, imbricate; petals absent; disc absent; stamens 2 - 4, filaments free or subconnate, anthers 2-loculed, thecae parallel; pistillode absent. Female flowers: subsolitary; sepals as in male; petals absent; disc absent; ovary 2 or 3-locular, locules biovulate;ovules anatropous; styles 3 - 7 mm long or inconspicuous, dilated into broad fleshy stigmas. Fruits drupaceous, 1-locular, 1-seeded; seeds ovoid with crustaceous testa; endosperm fleshy; cotyledons broad, flat.

Indo-Malesia, ca 3 species; 1 species in India.




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