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 Small trees or shrubs. Stipules wanting. Leaves alternate, trifoliolate; leaflets serrate. Flowers solitary, axillary or in short racemes, actinomorphic, unisexual with staminate flowers sometimes bearing a rudimentary 2-locular gynoecium; pedicels elongated, non-articulate; calyx 4-merous, sepals of similar length, in two whorls; petals wanting; disc cupular; stamens (5)6, the filaments slightly of unequal length, connate at base, ovary 2-locular, with a single ovule per locule. Fruit of 1–2 basally connate, indehiscent monocarps, with fleshy exocarp, and a semi-woody endocarp; seeds exarillate, with papery testa.


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Source: PhytoKeys

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