Leaves are alternate, clustered, long petioled, coriaceous, serrate on the margin.
This species is restricted to the cool to warm temperate region.
It consistutes a monotypic family and is characteristic for the wood lacking of vessels.
The wood is used for utensils, turneries. A bird lime is produced from the bark.
Distribution ; Honshu, shikoku, Kyushu, Ryukyu, Formosa
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