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Shrubs, erect or scandent, or small trees, very rarely herbs, branches round. Leaves opposite, rarely alternate, simple, lobed or imparipinnate, stipules absent. Flowers hermaphrodite, cymose or paniculate, regular or irregular. Calyx tube adnate to ovary, limb 3-5 toothed or lobed. Corolla gamopetalous, limb often 2-lipped, 5-lobed, lobes imbricate in bud. Stamens 5, adnate to corolla tube and alternate with corolla lobes, anthers versatile, dehiscence introrse. Ovary inferior, 2-8 celled or rarely 1-celled, ovule solitary, pendulous, or several on axile placentas, style long or short, stigma capitate, 2-5 lobed. Fruit a drupe, with 1-8 cartilaginous pyrenes, or a many-seeded berry. Seeds single or many in each cell.