Small trees or scandent shrubs, prickly or unarmed. Leaves digitately compound, stipules absent, glabrous or with bristles. Inflorescence terminal, with umbels either solitary or more usually umbellately or racemosely arranged; Flowers hermaphrodite or sexually dimorphic. Petals 4 or 5, valvate. Stamens as many as the petals, anthers dorsifixed, introrse. Ovary 2-4(-5)-celled; Fruit a subglobose drupe, crowned by the persistent bifid style, 2-4(-5)-seeded;
Asia-Temperate: Asia-Tropical:, Malaya (Peninsular Malaysia present); Philippines (Philippines present) Gajo Lands: present Himalayan region: present N. Luzon: present N. Sumatra: present
About 30 spp. in eastern Asia and the Himalayan region, south to Malesia (2 spp.): Malay Peninsula, N. Sumatra (Gajo Lands), Philippines (N. Luzon).
A sterile specimen from Gunong Iran, Cameron Highlands (Symington CF 36300) in the Kepong Herbarium, probably represents an undescribed species.