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Lianas, shrubs or small trees. Leaves imparipinnate, sometimes 3-foliate, leaflets entire, more or less glandular-punctate. Inflorescence axillary or terminal panicles. Flower pentamerous, bisexual, fragrant. Sepals 5, slightly connate at the base. Petals 5, free. Stamens 10, filaments often glandular pubescent. Carpels 5, usually 4 imperfect, ovary globular, pilose, style slender, stigma capitate. Fruits pod-like. Seeds solitary, testa dark purple, smooth, shining.

Key to the species

Serial Key Reference
1a. Follicles tomentose outside C. semidecandrus
1b. Follicles more or less glabrous outside C. paniculatus