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Shrus or trees, monoecious, evergreen, glabrous. Leaves alternate, simple or rarely lobed, penninerved, short petioled, stipule inconspicuous. Male inflorescences terminal umbellate to racemiform, few flowered, peduncled; sepals 4 or 5, free; petals 4 or 5, smaller than sepals, disc galnds 4 or 5; stamens 10-40, free in wholes, pistillode absent. Female inflorescences axillary and terminal, often born near base of male inflorescences, mostly umbellate of 2-8 flowered, sometimes solitary, short peduncled, pedicels stout, sepals as in male, petals absent. Fruit schizocarpic, 3-5 lobed. Seeds trigonous, smooth, marbeled.