or large shrubs. Leaves imparipinnate; leaflets opposite or subopposite.
Flowers 4-5 merous, in axillary, long peduncled, loose cymes. Sepals 4-5 lobed,
free or connate. Petals 4-5, sometimes 6-lobed, valvate. Stamens 4-5 lobed,
alternate with petals, inserted at the narrow base of disc. Disc thick, entire
or lobed, pubescent. Carpels 4-7, free, pubescent, styles distinct at the base
and united at the middle, stigmas free, ovule solitary, basal and erect. Fruits
1-5, drupaceous, subglobose.