Tall trees with tall buttresses. Leaves coriaceous, glabrous, lamina extends to petiole making leaves sessile, margin finely crenulate, venation pinnate. Inflorescences paniculate corymbose, terminal, glabrous, sometimes subtended by dwarfed leaves; Flowers white; Petals 4. Stamens multiseriate, subequal, forming tube at the base; Ovary inferior, 4-celled, ovules multiseriate, axillary; Fruits 4-winged, the seed-bearing portion very narrow, thin-walled;
Africa: present Asia-Tropical:, Philippines (Philippines present)
Africa (two species, see Merrill 1916), Malesia (one species in the Philippines).