or deciduous, scandent or erect shrubs or trees. Leaves alternate, paripinnate
or imparipinnate, opposite to alternate, entire or glandular-dentate.
Inflorescence axillary or terminal panicles, racemes or cymes or rarely
solitary flower. Flowers unisexual or bisexual. Perianth with 6-8 tepals or
differentiated into 4-5 sepals and petals. Stamens 4-6, rudimentary in female
flowers. Disk flat to cushion-shaped. Ovary superior, 1-5 carpellate,
rudimentary in male flowers, carpels free or united at the base, styles fused
to divergent, stigmas capitate. Fruits of 1-5, free or basally united