Trees with uni or bipinnate, rarely 1-foliolate leaves. Leaflets petiolulate, obtuse or retuse, entire or serrate. Inflorescence a panicle. Flowers small, bisexual or unisexual. Sepals 3-6, connate at the base, imbricate. Petals 3-6, oblong-ovate, often much longer than the sepals, reflexed or spreading, valvate. Stamens 6-12, free; anthers oblong-ovate. Disc annular, crenate. Ovary sessile, ovate-subglobose, 3-5-locular, each locule 2 ovuled; style very short or absent; stigmas 3-5, obtuse. Fruit a globose or slightly oblong drupe with 3-5, l-seeded pyrenes. Seeds with foliaceous cotyledons.