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A small genus of trees and shrubs ranging from E. Asia to Polynesia. Two species are in cultivation, both evergreen shrubs of very distinct appearance, with unequally pinnate leaves, white flowers, and haw-like fruits containing five seeds. From other genera of the pomaceous group of Rosaceae with pinnate leaves, they are distinguished by the entire-margined, bristle-tipped leaflets of small size.

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