Description from Flora of China
Endocomia W. J. de Wilde.
Evergreen trees. Leaves dispersed or distichous, papery or thinly leathery, often glabrous, abaxially not glaucous; tertiary veins reticulate, often obscure. Plants monoecious or dioecious. Male inflorescence often compound paniculate; flowers often aggregated into clusters; bracts caducous; bracteole absent. Flowers pedicellate, sometimes shortly so, small. Perianth lobes (2 or)3-5; anthers 4-30, connate abaxially into globose or clavate sessile or stipitate synandrium sometimes concave at apex. Ovary ovoid, glabrous or hairy; style absent. Pericarp often rather thick, glabrous or glabrescent. Aril entire, rarely lacerate at apex; testa thinly woody; cotyledons connate at base.
About 100 species: S Asia, from India to the Philippines, Papua New Guinea; three species in China.