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DescriptionTrees with simple, entire or lobed, leaves (in ours). Stipules 0. Inflorescences (in ours) terminal panicles, appearing before or with the leaves. Flowers functionally unisexual. Calyx 4-5(-6)-lobed, petaloid. Petals 0. Male flowers: anthers c.10-20 in a capitate cluster on a slender androphore. Female flowers: ovary of 4-5 coherent carpels. Styles coherent; stigma peltate or 4-5-lobed. Carpels separating at maturity to become woody or leathery follicles, which split down one side to become boat-shaped. Seeds with a small, sometimes inconspicuous, aril.