- Leaves opposite, odd-pinnate, serrate.
- Stipules present.
- Jointed rachis with stipels.
- Small white 5-parted flowers in large inflorescences.
- Fruit a purple berry.
Diagnosis: One tree species, with free stipules, leaves opposite, odd-pinnate, stipels present on rachis, leaflets broadly ovate and serrate.
Local distribution: Mostly cloud forest and Atlantic slope rain forest, but rarely found as low as 1350 m on the Pacific slope.
|Brunelliaceae||: leaflets oblong and pale below with more than 10 lateral veins.
|Rutaceae||(Zanthoxylum): leaves alternate with pellucid dots.
Diversity: Total: 1 genus, 1 species. Trees: 1 genus, 1 species.
Comments: Most common in high cloud forest.