Pet and stamens each 5; carpels (4)5(6), the styles distinct or somewhat connate below; fr a berry-like drupe, tipped by the persistent styles, usually with as many pyrenes as carpels; prickly or unarmed herbs, shrubs, or trees, with pinnately or ternately compound or decompound lvs and 2-many umbels of white or greenish fls in each infl. 35, Indomal., e. Asia, N. Amer.
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