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Trees with very soft wood and copious milky juice, stem prickly
Leaves in a cluster at the top of the stem, palmately lobed, petioles long
Fruit a 5-gonous berry.
Male flowers numerous, paniculate
Corolla lobes alternating with the calyx teeth
Stamens connate into a tube at the base
Female flowers solitary or in short few-flowered inflorescences