Trees, monoecious. Leaves paripinnate, 1-9-jugate; Inflorescences axillary, together usually pseudoterminal, thyrsoid, hairy, ± glabrescent; Flowers regular, unisexual. Sepals 5, free, slightly imbricate, all about equal or sometimes the outer two slightly smaller, sometimes thinned out to the margin, no glands, margin entire. Petals 5, longer than the calyx, distinctly clawed; Stamens (7) 8 (9), in male flowers long exserted; Fruits distinctly stipitate, capsular, loculicidal, dehiscing into 3 equal valves, not winged, smooth, outside minutely hairy or glabrous, inside usually densely and woolly hairy; Seeds ellipsoid, testa smooth, shining, black to brown;
Asia-Tropical: Borneo present; Malaya (Peninsular Malaysia present); New Guinea present; Philippines (Philippines present); Sulawesi (Sulawesi present); Sumatera (Sumatera present)
8 species in Malesia: Malay Peninsula, Sumatra, Borneo, Philippines, Celebes, and New Guinea.