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Published In: Mémoires Presentes a l'Académie Impériale des Sciences de St.-Pétersbourg par Divers Savans et lus dans ses Assemblées 9: 132–133. 1859. (Mém. Acad. Imp. Sci. St.-Pétersbourg Divers Savans) Name publication detailView in Biodiversity Heritage Library
 

Project Name Data (Last Modified On 10/7/2020)
Acceptance : Accepted
Note : Accepted species of this genus not yet listed.
Taxon Profile     (Last Modified On 6/26/2012)
Description: Hermaphroditic or andromonoecious, armed, pubescent, terrestrial, deciduous shrubs (rarely small trees), sometimes scandent. Stems branched, somewhat pachycaulous, often with both long and short shoots. Leaves alternate, petiolate, the bases not clasping, sometimes stipulate and adnate, or exstipulate; blades trifoliolate to palmately compound; leaflets 5–9, elliptic, ovate, lanceolate, oblong, obovate to oblanceolate, chartaceous to membranaceous, the margins serrulate, serrate or doubly so, to variously toothed. Inflorescences terminal, sometimes borne on short shoots, erect or pendant, simple umbellate, or paniculate to compound umbellate, the ultimate units umbellules or occasionally capitula; bracts triangular to lanceolate; pedicels long, slender to thick, or occasionally absent, unarticulated to slightly articulated. Calyx lobes 5, minutely toothed or forming a rim; petals 5 (rarely 4), valvate, free; stamens 5; carpels 2–5; ovary inferior, styles connate to free; the disc convex. Fruits drupes, glabrous, globose or laterally compressed-globose; endocarp crustaceous. Endosperm uniform. 2n = 48.
Distribution: Asia (from E Russia to Himalaya, China, Korea, Japan, S to Malaysia and N Philippines).

 
 
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