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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).


See under Dictyoneura obtusa.


J. Dijk 1986 – In: Blumea. p 437
S.T. Reynolds 1985 – In: Austrobaileya. p 153
Blume 1985 – In: Fl. Austral. p 46
Radlk. 1933 – In: Engl., Pflanzenr. 98. p 1219