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8. Viburnum sect. Opulus (Miller) Candolle, Prodr. 4: 328. 1830.

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Opulus Miller, Gard. Dict. Abr., ed. 4. 1754.

Winter buds with 2 pairs of separate scales. Inflorescence a compound umbel-like cyme, usually pedicellate, with or without large sterile radiant flowers. Corolla rotate. Fruit maturing red; pyrenes without groves or with 2 shallow dorsal grooves and 1 broad ventral groove, albumen solid.

Three species: temperate Asia, Europe, and North America; two species in China.

Recent phylogenetic work shows that this section is monophyletic, sister to a large clade consisting of Viburnum sect. Megalotinus, V. sect. Odontotinus, V. sect. Oreinotinus (Oersted) Bentham & J. D. Hooker, and V. sect. Tinus.

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