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Dioecious shrubs or trees. Leaves alternate, lanceolate, ovate or elliptic, petioles short, stipules simple, caducous. Inflorescence of simple catkin. Flowers unisexual, sessile, subtended by a caducous bract. Perianth absent. Disc a simple or bifid scale. Stamens 2-12, in most species 2, filaments long, filiform, variously connate. Ovary superior, stipitate, 1-locular, ovules 4-8, subbasal, styles short, 2-4 fid. Fruits 2-valved capsules, valves usually rolled back, placenta near the base of the valves.