Stipules, stipular scars, and stipular glands usually present. Inflorescences erect, paniculate, cauliflorous or terminal; Flowers bisexual or male and female. Ovaries 1-15 per flower, sessile. Seeds often imbedded in the pericarp, giving the pod a segmented appearance internally.
Asia-Tropical: Lesser Sunda Is. present; Maluku (Maluku present); New Guinea present; Sulawesi (Sulawesi present), Australasia, Solomon Islands present
About 15 species, of which 11 in Malesia: Lesser Sunda Islands, Celebes, Moluccas, New Guinea, Solomon Islands (1) and Australia (6).