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Climbers, twiners or lianas. Leaves orbicular-reniform, peltate or not peltate, margin hirsute. Male inflorescence axillary peduncled cymes or thyrses, solitary or fascicled, sometimes short cymes, borne along an axillary shoot bearing reduced leaves. In male flowers sepals 4, obovate, petals connate, cupuliform, stamens into a peltate synandrium. In female flowers sepals 1-2, petals 1-2, carpel 1, stigmas 3-fid. Drupe curved with style-scar, pubescent or hispid, endocarp dorsally with 2-rows of transverse ridges. Seeds horseshoe-shaped.