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.