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Dioecious tree. Leaves spirally arranged, entire, penninerved. Inflorescence axillary, generally solitary, the one-bracteate peduncle with several dichotomously branched distal branches, each branchlet with a several-flowered compact cyme of sessile small flowers, which are articulated at the base of the calyx. Petals 5(-6), valvate, apex minutely inflexed, shorter in the ♀ flower. Ovary subcylindric (upper part curved and contracted), with a lateral oblong swelling; Seed 1, with copious endosperm and a minute embryo.


Andaman present, Asia-Tropical: Philippines (Philippines present), Mindoro present, Nicobar Is present, Palawan present
Two very closely related spp., one in the Andaman and Nicobar Is., the other in Malesia: Philippines (Mindoro, Palawan). .


SLEUM. 1969 – In: Blumea. p 188