- Leaves opposite, pinnate.
- Leaflets usually whitish below.
- Leaflets alternate or opposite, entire or serrate.
- Petiolules often very short.
- Without stipules.
- Flowers reduced for wind pollination.
- Fruit a hard nut.
Diagnosis: Large trees, without stipules, leaves opposite, even or odd-pinnate, leaflets pale blue-white below, leaflets usually alternate or sub-opposite, entire or serrate, no interpetiolar ridge.
Local distribution: Cloud forest and Atlantic slope rain forest.
|Brunelliaceae||: with stipules and stipels.
|Bignoniaceae||(Tecoma): leaflets green below with distinct petiolules, fruit a slender pod.
Diversity: Total: 2 genera, 4 species. Trees: 2 genera, 4 species.
Comments: Oreomunnea pterocarpa is one of our largest trees, often exceeding 50 m tall. The introduced walnut, Juglans olanchana, is sparsely cultivated locally as a wood tree.