trees or shrubs, glabrous or pubescent, often epiphytic. Leaves usually
palmately compound, petiolate, leaflets usually 3-20, sometimes reduced to 1 or
further subdivided. Flowers in small umbels, heads, racemes, panicles or
spikes. Calyx rim conspicuous to obscure, lobed, toothed, weavy or uniform.
Petals 5 or more. Stamens as many as petals or numerous. Ovary inferior, 2-30
locular. Fruits drupaceous, elongate, round or more or less compressed,
endocarp cartilaginous, exocarp usually fleshy.