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2. Euonymus subg. Euonymus

卫矛亚属 wei mao ya shu

Evergreen or deciduous shrubs to small trees; winter buds ovoid, small, 2-5 mm. Flowers 4- or 5-merous. Stamens filamentous or subsessile; anthers 2-celled. Ovaries 4- or 5-loculed. Capsule rugose, without wings, echinate or lobed, opening by 4 or 5 lobes at maturity.

About 113 species: Asia and Europe, cultivated in Africa, Asia, Europe, North and South America, and Oceania; 75 species (42 endemic, one introduced) in China.

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