or trees. Leaves paripinnate, unifoliate to 1-3 jugate; petiole base slightly
swollen; leaflets opposite. Inflorescence axillary panicles. Flowers 4 or
5-merous, unisexual. Sepals free or slightly connate, equal. Petals equal or
shorter than sepals, woolly ciliate. Stamens (7-) 8 (-9), exserted, filaments
woolly, anthers dorsifixed. Pistil 2-3 locular, ovary deeply lobed, warty,
styles short, ovule 1 per locule. Fruits with 1 or 2 lobes developed, lobes
ellipsoid to subglobular, drupaceous, wall spiny or warty. Seeds ellipsoid,
completely covered with sarcotesta.