Botanical descriptions Habitat and ecology Distribution
|Diagnostic characters :||Twigs square, thickened at the nodes. Leaves simple, opposite, glabrous, tertiary veins reticulate. Flowers greenish-white. Fruit a small capsule, seeds winged.|
|Habit :||Evergreen tree up to 30 m tall, branches steeply ascending.|
|Trunk & bark :||Bole straight, slender, bark thick, dark grey-brown, fissured, somewhat flaking.|
|Branches and branchlets or twigs :||Twigs quadrangular, glabrous, thickened at nodes.|
|Exudates :||Exudate absent.|
|Leaves :||Leaves simple, opposite, glabrous, narrowly ovate to elliptic, apex round or acute, base rounded, margin entire.|
Primary vein single, secondary veins obtuse, tertiary veins reticulate.
Stipules minute, falling off early.
|Inflorescences or flowers :||Flowers arranged in a many-flowered inflorescence, mainly terminal, unisexual, male and female on different trees, pedicels up to 3 mm long.|
|Fruits :||Fruit capsule up to 0.5 cm long, dry, splitting in 2 sections.|
|Seeds :||Seeds many, winged.|
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