Trees, bole fluted, modular. Leaves simple, alternate, penninerved, glabrous; Stipules caducous, minute, subulate or reduced to dots. Inflorescences panicles, terminal or subterminal, many flowered, pulverulent to pubescent; Petals 4, longer than calyx lobes, loosely attached to the staminal tube. Stamens numerous, inflexed in bud, multiseriate, the inner ones shorter and sterile, the basal part connate into a tube, the entire tube caducous, glabrous; Ovary inferior, biloculate, ovules ascendent, 2 in each cell, placentation central. Fruits indehiscent, not winged, generally inserted at the terminal end of the peduncle, crowned by the persistent calyx; Seeds single, hard and stone-like when dry;
One species distributed from Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Lower Burma to Malesia: Sumatra, Java, Celebes, Lesser Sunda Islands (Bali, Sumbawa), Moluccas and New Guinea.