Shrub to tree. Branchlets smooth to slightly grooved. Leaves paripinnate, 1-7-jugate, pseudo-stipules absent, not winged; Inflorescences usually in the upper leaf axils and pseudoterminal, usually only with a few branches; Flowers apparently bisexual but presumably functionally male or female. Sepals 5, equal in size, basally connate. Petalr 5, clawed, margin sometimes auriculate near base, outside and inside sericeous at base; Stamens 8; Fruits an obcordate loculicidally dehiscent capsule, smooth, somewhat lobed, slightly winged, wings narrow at most, stipe usually present; Seeds obovoid;
Asia-Tropical: Maluku (Maluku present); New Guinea present ‒ present, rain forests of E Australia present
12 species; in Malesia 7 species, one widespread over Moluccas and New Guinea, the other 6 endemic in New Guinea. The remaining 5 species endemic in the rain forests of E Australia.