Leaves imparipinnate, leaflets opposite. Inflorescence axillary to
supra-axillary, male flowers in panicles, female and hermaphrodite in long spikes
or racemes. Calyx 5-lobed. Petals 3, united with the base of staminal tube.
Staminal tube globose to deeply cyathiform, anthers 3-8, inserted within the
tube, included or partly exserted. Disk absent. Ovary 3-4 locular, each locule
with 2 ovules, styles 3-angled or with impressions of anthers. Capsules 2-3
valved, valves 1-2 seeded. Seeds arillate.