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Shrubs, trees or climbers. Leaves spirally arranged, opposite or distichous, stipulate, stipules caducous, lamina simple to palmately-lobed, margin dentate to entire, membranous. Male inflorescence axillary, racemose or spicate, female inflorescence densely capitate to elongated, bracts clavate, persistent. Male flowers: perianth lobes 4, filaments 4, inflexed in bud, pistillode spicate. Female flowers: perianth connate into a tube, entire or 3-4 lobed, persistent, ovary sessile or stipitate in fruits, style 1, lateral, stigmas linear, often with vestigial second lobe at the base. Fruits globose syncarp, orange-red at maturity.