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A family of resinous trees, shrubs, and climbers, in which the leaves are alternate, mostly pinnate, and exstipulate. The flowers are regular, and mostly bisexual; they have 5 fused sepals, 5 free petals, 5–10 stamens, a disc, and a superior ovary which is 1- to 5-locular, each locule having a pendulous ovule. The fruit is usually a drupe. There are 73 genera, with about 850 species, which are found throughout the tropics, with a few northern outliers.

Subjects: Plant Sciences and Forestry.

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