rarely shrubs. Leaves bipinnate. Inflorescence thyrsoid, axillary. Flowers
hermaphrodite, polygamous. Calyx short, 5-6 lobed. Petals 5, free,
spathulate-oblong. Staminal tube narrowly cylindrical, 10-ribbed, with 10 or 12
truncate, filiform lobes, anthers usually 10, inserted. Disk small, surrounding
the base of ovary. Ovary 4-8 celled, ovules 2 in each cell, stigmas 4-8 lobed.
Drupes 3-8 valved, endocarp bony, 1-2 seeded. Seeds oblong, laterally
compressed, testa leathery.