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Kydia Roxb., Hort. Beng. 50. 1814. nom. nud., Pl. Corom. 3:11. t. 215, 216. 1819; Fl. Ind. ed. Carey 3:188. 1832; Mast., in Hook. f., Fl. Brit. Ind., 1: 348, 1874; Hu, Fl. China Earn. 153. 70. 1955; Hutch., Gen. Fl. Pl. 2: 546. 1967.

Trees, all parts stellately hairy. Leaves ovate or suborbicular, entire or lobed, palmi-nerved. Inflorescence terminal, long panicle or flowers axillary, solitary. Flowers unisexual and bisexual on the same plant. Epicalyx segments 4-6, accrescent and stellately spreading in fruit, persistent. Sepals 5, fused to or below the middle. Petals 5. Male flower: Staminal tube 5(-6) branched at the top, each with 3-5 sessile anthers grouped into a head. Ovary rudimentary, globose. Female flower: Staminal tube 5 branched, each with a sterile anther. Carpels 3; ovary (2-) 3(-4) loculed, each 2 ovuled, one usually abortive; style branches 3, each with peltate stigma. Fruit woody, loculicidally dehiscent capsule, subglobose, usually 3-celled, 3-valved. subtended by epicalyx segments. Seeds generally 1 in each cell, reniform, brown-black.

A genus with 4 or 5 species distributed in Pakistan, India, Burma and China. 1 species is known from Pakistan.

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