Large trees to shrubs. Buttresses present, or absent; tall, or short. Spines absent. Stilt roots absent. Bark white, cream, red, gray, brown; not peeling in strips. Slash yellow, orange, red, brown. Vertical stripes in the inner bark or wood present. Odor absent, resinous, aromatic. Exudate present, or absent; colorless; spotty; not blackening on exposure to air. Terminal buds not enclosed by leaves.
Complex hairs absent. Stinging hairs absent. Mature twig indumentum present, or absent; dense, or sparse.
Leaves spiral; not scale-like; compound; pinnate; with a terminal leaflet; leaflets opposite; all of the same type; not modified into spines; coriaceous, or leathery; not gland-dotted; very asymmetric at the base, or symmetric at the base; not dissected; smooth margined, or with small to large teeth on margin. Epidermis not waxy. Venation pinnate. Secondary veins open; prominent. Smallest veins prominent, or not prominent, but visible; net like, or ladder like. Intramarginal vein present, or absent. Stalk of blade less than a quarter the length of the blade to a quarter to one half the length of the blade; not winged; attached to base of leaf blade; not swollen, or swollen; swollen at one end, or swollen at both ends. Stipules present, or absent; free from one another; laterally placed; not encircling the twig; scale-like, or leafy; fringed, or not fringed; large, or small; not persistent, or persistent. Domatia absent. Basal glands absent. Hairs on mature leaf present, or absent; dense, or sparse.
Inflorescences present; terminal, or axillary; on an unbranched axis, or on a branched a