Botanical descriptions Habitat and ecology Distribution
|Diagnostic characters :||Small deciduous trees. Stipules present, small. Flowers bisexual, yellow, style attached to base of ovary. Fruits black on enlarged red receptacle surrounded by enlarged, reflexed red sepals.|
|Habit :||Deciduous tree up to 10 m tall.|
|Trunk & bark :||Bole straight, or often twisted, bark smooth, lenticells, pale brown.|
|Branches and branchlets or twigs :||Twigs terete, glabrous.|
|Exudates :||Exudate absent.|
|Leaves :||Leaves simple, alternate and distichous, obovate, glabrous, apex obtuse, base rounded to acute, margin dentate.|
Primary nerve single, secondary veins 7-15 pairs, oblique with numerous intersecondary nerves, tertiary nerves reticulate.
Stipules tiny, falling off early, intrapetiolarly united.
|Inflorescences or flowers :||Flowers yellow, arranged in a few-flowered inflorescence, axillary on leafless twigs, bisexual, pedicels longer than 0.5 cm.|
|Fruits :||Fruits up to 1.1 cm, black sitting on enlarge red torus with reflexed red sepals.|
|Seeds :||Seed 1.|
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