Alangiaceae A family of 1 genus and 20 species of small trees, whose affinities are obscure. The leaves are exstipulate, alternate, and simple. The flowers are cymose, regular, and bisexual. There are 4–40 sepals, petals, and stamens. The petals are sometimes basally fused. The ovary may be superior or inferior, and unilocular, with 1 pendulous ovule and a disc. The fruit is a drupe, and has a fleshy endosperm. The family is confined to the Old World tropics.
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