-Small to large trees;
-leaves alternate, odd-pinnate;
-leaflets alternate (Picramnia) or opposite (Picrasma);
-bitter odor in bark
-fruit a fleshy drupe.
Diagnosis: Trees and treelets, bitter odor and taste in bark, without stipules, leaves alternate, odd-pinnate, leaflets often alternate and notably asymmetric and entire. One large tree with leaflets opposite and inconspicuously serrate.
Local distribution: Widespread.
|Fabaceae||: green bean odor, stipules present.
|Meliaceae||: sweet odor in bark, leaflets usually opposite.
|Sapindaceae||: leaflets serrate, appendage or scar at rachis tip, petiolules not cylindrical.
Diversity: Total: 2 genera, 6 species. Trees: 2 genera, 6 species.