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Thorny trees. Leaves alternate, trifoliolate, leaflets subcrenulate. Inflorescence of axillary panicles. Flowers large, white. Calyx cupular, 4-5 toothed, deciduous. Petals 4-5, spreading, imbricate. Stamens numerous, inserted outside an inconspicuous disk, filaments short, free, subulate, anthers elongate, erect. Ovary ovoid, 8-20 locular, styles short, stigmas capitate or oblong or fusiform. Fruits large, globose, 8-15 celled, cells many-seeded, rind woody. Seeds numerous, embedded in aromatic pulp, testa woolly and mucous.