Trees up to 20 m tall, monoecious; with greyish tomentose, glabrescent branchlets. Leaves paripinnate, 2- or 3-jugate, up to 150 mm long, tomentellose, glabrescent. Flowers unisexual; in compact, racemose, terminal or axillary clusters up to 100 mm long. Sepals 5, short, somewhat connate. Petals 0. Disc small, 5-crenate. Stamens (6)8; filaments short, arising within disc. Ovary 3-locular, 3-sulcate; with a single basal ovule in each locule. Fruit usually of 1 developed, globose, golden yellow mericarp dehiscing along a vertical line. Seeds +/- 10 mm diameter, covered by an arillode.
Species 1, eastern tropical and subtropical Africa, Madagascar and Reunion: Stadmannia oppositifolia Poir. subsp. rhodesica Exell, extends into the Kruger National Park in Northern Province and Mpumalanga.