Cor regular, rotate to saucer-shaped, 5-lobed; stamens 5; style very short, 3-5-lobed; ovary 3-5-locular, with one ovule per locule; fr berry-like, juicy, with 3-5 small seed-like stones; coarse herbs, shrubs, or small trees, with large, pinnately compound lvs and serrate (or cleft) lfls, the small white fls numerous in large terminal cymes. 20, widespread.
Gleason, Henry A. & Cronquist, Arthur J. 1991. Manual of vascular plants of northeastern United States and adjacent Canada. lxxv + 910 pp.
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