trees. Leaves alternate, often fascicled at the ends of the branches,
penninerved. Inflorescence in axillary peduncled panicles. Flowers small,
bisexual. Perianth tube very short, segments 6, 3 outer much shorter. Perfect
stamens 9, filaments of 1st and 2nd series eglandular, with 2-celled introrse
anthers, of the 3rd series 2-glandular with 2-celled extrorse anthers,
staminodes absent, or few and minute. Fruits berry, oblong, pedicels very much
enlarged, coloured, perianth wholly deciduous.