Trees. Leaves imparipinnate, petiolate. Stipules caducous. Inflorescences axillary, paniculate; bracts and bracteoles small, caducous. Flowers bisexual, actinomorphic, pedicelled. Petals unknown. Stamens 10, free; anthers dorsifixed. Ovary stipitate, 2-ovuled; style slender; stigma small, capitellate. Seeds oblong, arillate, exalbuminous.
Africa: present Asia-Tropical:, Borneo present tropical America: present
Species 25-30, mostly in tropical America, 4 in tropical Africa, and 1 in Malesia (Borneo)