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Paliurus Miller

Shrubs or trees. Leaves alternate, basally 3-5-nerved, petiolate; stipules prickly, usually persistent. Inflorescence axillary, pedunculate cymes. Calyx lobes 5, green, broad. Petals 5, obovate, yellow, clawed at base. Stamens 5, opposite to petals, inserted on broad, green, fleshy disc; filaments short, greenish. Ovary half immersed into the disc, 3-loculed; style 3-cleft. Fruit dry, indehiscent, hemispherical and 3-celled. Seeds 3.

South Europe, Central and West Asia; 8 species, 1 in India.

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