Fls regular or the cor somewhat ventricose, (4)5-merous as to the cal, cor, and stamens, the cor short-campanulate to elongate-campanulate or subsalverform; ovary 4-locular, 2 locules with several abortive ovules, 2 with each a single functional ovule; style well developed; stigma ±capitate; fr a 2-stoned white or red berry-like drupe; low bushy shrubs with short-petioled, ovate-oblong to rotund, entire or sometimes toothed or lobed lvs, and clusters of small white or pink fls terminating the stem or also in the upper axils. 8 N. Amer., 1 China.
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