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Trees. Leaves spiral, impari- or paribipinnate. Stipules small, caducous. Inflorescences axillary, solitary, sometimes few-branched, branches with spike-like racemes, erect, bottle-brush-like; bracts and bracteoles small, caducous. Flowers bisexual, pedicelled. Petals 5, imbricate. Stamens 5; anthers versatile, introrse. Ovary with a free stipe, oblong or linear, 10-20-ovuled; style and stigma not sharply distinct from the ovary, incurved, pointed at the apex. Seeds slightly lens-shaped, smooth, not albuminous.


Asia-Temperate, Asia-Tropical: Laos (Laos present); Thailand (Thailand present), Burma present, eastern India present
So far known only one species in eastern India, Burma, Thailand, Laos, China, and Malesia.


Watson & Dallwitz 1983: Gen. Leg.-Caesalp.: 7
Polhill & Vidal 1981 – In: Polhill & Raven, Adv. Leg. Syst. 1: 88
Ding Hou 1994 – In: Blumea: 314.