Shrubs to medium-sized trees, monoecious. Leaves spirally arranged, without stipules, paripinnate, 2-12-jugate. Inflorescences axillary, often pseudoterminal, simple and raceme-like or ± strongly branched; Flowers unisexual, actino-morphic. Sepals 5 (or 6), imbricate, slightly connate at the base, suborbicular to subel-liptic, about equal or the inner- and/or outermost sepal distinctly smaller, persistent under the fruit. Petals none. Stamens (4-)5(-6), exserted in male flowers; Ovary (sub)sessile), 2- (or 3-)celled, ± hairy, sparsely to densely scaly; Ovules 1 per locule, axillary. Fruits capsular, (sub)sessile, loculicidal, wall granular, inside ± fleshy with a thicker fleshy layer in a narrow to broad strip along the dissepiment, covering the inside of the valves for 30-100%. Seeds ovoid to ellipsoid, 1 or 2 (or 3) per fruit;
Asia-Tropical:, Maluku (Maluku present); New Guinea present Bum: present C and S Celebes: present Ceram: present E Borneo: present Halmahera: present New Britain: present New Ireland: present Obi: present c. 15° N: present northernmost Polillo: present
Malesia: 2, maybe 3 species, in E Borneo, Philippines (northernmost Polillo, c. 15° N), C and S Celebes, Moluccas (Bum, Ceram, Halmahera, Obi), and New Guinea (including also New Britain and New Ireland).