Dioecious; staminate fls with flat, spreading hypanthium, 4-5-lobed cal, and conspicuous, flat, 4-5-lobed nectary disk bearing the stamens in its sinuses, the filaments curved-ascending; pistillate hypanthium slenderly obconic, bearing 4 foliaceous bracts at its summit, the 4 tep erect; fr an ellipsoid yellowish-green drupe; shrubs with puberulent twigs and foliage, opposite lvs, and small greenish fls, the staminate in small terminal umbels, the pistillate solitary and terminal. 4, the others in China and Japan.
Gleason, Henry A. & Cronquist, Arthur J. 1991. Manual of vascular plants of northeastern United States and adjacent Canada. lxxv + 910 pp.