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(family Garryaceae)

A genus of evergreen shrubs in which the leaves are opposite. The flowers are unisex-ual in pendulous catkins, the ovary inferior. The fruit is a berry. Several species are cultivated as winter-flowering ornamentals. The genus is related to the Cornaceae. There are 13 species, occurring in western temperate America to Panama and the W. Indies.

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