trees. Leaves simple, alternate or decussate, acute to caudate apex, truncate
to attenuate base, entire. Flowers bisexual, yellowish, corymbiform,
pseudo-terminal or axillary panicles, few-flowered. Sepals 4-5, adnate to
ovary, conical or barrel-shaped. Petals 4 or 5, ovate to oblong-elliptic,
apically inflexed. Stamens 4-5, anthers dorsifixed. Ovary 1-locular, inferior,
ovule solitary, stigma inconspicuous. Fruit a drupe, ovoid, or oblong, smooth.
Seeds membranous testa.