Small trees or shrubs. Stipules wanting. Leaves alternate, trifoliolate; leaflets serrate. Flowers solitary, axillary or in short racemes, actinomorphic, unisexual with staminate flowers sometimes bearing a rudimentary 2-locular gynoecium; calyx 4-merous, sepals of similar length, in two whorls; petals wanting; disc cupular; stamens (5)6, the filaments slightly of unequal length, connate at base, ovary 2-carpellate, with a single ovule per carpel. Fruit of 1-2basally connate, indehiscent monocarps, with fleshy exocarp, and a semi-woody endocarp. Seeds exarillate, with papery testa.