to large-sized trees, occasionally buttressed at the base. Leaves simple,
alternate or sometimes opposite.Inflorescence a raceme, panicle or dichasial
cyme.Flowers regular, perfect or seldom unisexual.Sepals 4-5 (-11), distinct,
sometimes shortly connate at the base, valvate or sometimes imbricate.4-5, free
or seldom connate at the base, valvate or seldom imbricate, sometimes sepaloid
or absent.Stamens numerous, filaments free, hairy or glabrous. Ovary superior,
as many locules as carpels, styles glabrous or hairy at the base, stigmas
simple, 2 to many ovules on axile placentas.
Fruit a drupe, smooth or wrinkled. Seeds smooth, rugose or tubercled.