Dioecious shrubs or trees with clear to milky white to red resinous exudate. Leaves alternate, opposite, or subopposite, simple, petiolate, entire; secondary veins parallel, usually evenly spaced. Inflorescences terminal and/or axillary panicles. Flowers pedicellate, articulate; perianth (4–)5(–6)-parted; sepals minute, connate; petals imbricate; androecium haplostemonous; filaments subulate; anthers dorsifixed; pistillode present or 0 in male flowers; staminodes reduced; disk glabrous, annular to cup-shaped with crenulate margin; carpels 3; style short, 3-branched; stigmas capitate; ovules 3, subapical, only 1 fertile. Drupe ellipsoid to oblong, 3-locular or unilocular; exocarp often beige, longitudinally striated; mesocarp fleshy; endocarp chartaceous to cartilaginous. Seed cotyledons ruminate, usually connate.
Nineteen species endemic to Madagascar.
Original Publication: ined.
Synonym: Protorhus Engl. (1881), p. p.