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Trees or shrubs. Flowers mostly bisexual, axillary or extra-axillary, solitary, fasciculate or cymose. Sepals 3, valvate. Petals 3, biseriate, valvate, outer ones smaller, scarcely larger than the sepals, inner one much longer, thin. Stamens numerous, loculi elliptic, extrorse, connective not much produced beyond the locules, more or less apiculate. Carpels numerous, free, 1 to many ovuled. Monocarps globose or oblong, 1 to many seeded, stipitate.

Key to the species

Serial Key Reference
1a. Pedicels more than 1 cm long 2
1b. Pedicels less than 1 cm long M. longiflora
2a. Leaves elliptic-oblong; thinly pubescent above M. tomentosa
2b. Leaves ovate- lanceolate; glabrous above M. globosa