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Trees, unarmed. Leaves bipinnate, deciduous. Stipules lobed or branched, often persistent at anthesis, or small and caducous. Flowers hermaphrodite, showy. Petals 5, yellow, more or less equal, imbricate, spreading. Stamens 10, free; filaments thickened and pilose at the basal part; anthers uniform, dorsifixed, longitudinally dehiscent. Ovary sessile or substipitate, 3-8-ovuled; style filiform, incurved; stigma prominent, peltate or capitate. Seeds lenticular, compressed, exalbuminous.


Asia-Tropical, Pantropic present
A pantropic genus of c. 15 species, three occurring in Malesia.


Polhill & J.E. Vidal 1981 – In: Polhill & Raven, Adv. Leg. Syst. 1: 90
Watson & Dallwitz 1983: Gen. Leg.-Caesalp.: 47.