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Shrubs or small trees, armed with slender, straight, axillary spines. Leaves alternate, trifoliolate, petioles wingless, profusely gland-dotted. Flowers 3-5 merous solitary or in groups of 2 or 3 in leaf axils, fragrant. Stamens twice the number of petals. Ovary ovoid or ellipsoid, 3-5 locular, each locule with 1 or 2 ovules. Fruit an ovoid or subglobose berry, reddish-orange or crimson-red when ripe, 1-3 seeded. Seeds oblong, green, embedded in a mucilaginous substance.