Trees, shrubs or herbs often with milky sap, indumentum of simple or stellate hairs, rarely peltate sceles, leaves alternate skometimes opposite or palmate at base usually stipulate. Monoeacious or dioecious; flowers small, solitary or in clusters, spikes, racemes, pannicles or cymes or in cup like cyathia, unisexual actinomorphic. calyx of 3-6 fee partly united segements, petals 3-6 lr often abscent. stamens 2-many, free or variously united into a column or bundles. Ovary superior 2-4 celled. styles 2-4, free or united, simple or bifid, ovules 1-2 per ceel, acile. Fruit usually a capsule aplitting into 2-3 segements, each 1-2 seeded, ocassionlly fleshy or leathery and indehiscent seeds often arillate
Evergreen or duciduous trees or shrubs, indumentum of stellate and sometimes simple hair, usually mixed with sessile gland - dots. Leaves alternate or subopposite, sometimes palmately lobed, palmately 3-9 veined and sometimes peltate at base, usually with discoid glands near base stipules minute. Dioecious, flowers sepals 3-4, petals absent , stamens 25-50, free. Female flowes calyx 3-5 lobed ovary 2-3 celled 3-celled, smooth or bristly 3-seeded.
Small evergreen tree 5-19m. leaves coriaceous, ovate 10-20x4-9cm, acuminate, base rounded or cuneate, shortly 3- veined ata base with 2 sessile discoid glands at base of lamina, margne entire minutely tomentose beneath, mixed with numerous minute red glands, petioles 2-8cm, stipules minute. Spiles slender erect 5-14cm, densely stellate pubescent , male flowers clusterd, green, subsessile , sepals 3-4, 1.5-2mm, stamens 20-30. Female flowers sesseile, not clustered, sepals lanceolate 2mm, ovary exserted,styles 3, 5mm, recurved,papillose, stellate and glandular. Capsules 3-lobed, 1cm, diameter, densely red glandular.