or shrubs, with resinous mucilage or balsaminous juice. Leaves pinnately
compound, alternate, uni or bipinnate, leaflets unequal at base, tip of
leaflets distinctly mucronulate. Flowers bisexual or unisexual or polygamous in
short panicles. Sepals 4-6, toothed or partite, united at base. Petals 3-6,
spreading or reflexed, valvate, longer than sepals. Stamens 6-12, inserted at
base of annular disc, anthers oblong-ovate. Ovary ovoid to subglobose, 3 to
5-locular, ovules 2 in each locule, style short or absent, stigmas 3 to
5-lobed, obtuse. Fruits globose to ovoid, often 2-3 furrowed drupe, 1-3 seeded.
Seeds membranous testa.