Trees, climbers, typically hemiparasitic.
Leaves alternate; simple; entire margin; no stipule; petiole often curved and apex thick; often densely parallel tertiary venation: sometimes gland dots. often leaves dry black or olive.
3-6 sepals and petals; 6-18 stamens. Bisexual, monoecious or dioecious. Ovary superior or part-inferior.
Fruit and seed
A drupe or a nut, often with a showy persistent calyx.
- Vascular plants