woody herbs or shrubs. Leaves paripinnately compound, stipulate, usually with
foliar glands on the petiole or rachis. Flowers yellow to red in supra-axillary
racemes. Sepals 5, free. Petals 5, free, spreading. Stamens subequal, filaments
short, anthers longer than the filaments, dehiscent by apical pores, margin of
the anthers more or less with coiled hairs. Pods strap-shaped, elastically
dehiscence, valves coiling after dehiscence. Seed coat pitted or smooth.