Description from Flora of China
Trees evergreen or semievergreen; buds ovoid, small, with several exposed scales. Leaves simple, alternate, stipulate, petiolate, venation camptodromous, margin entire or serrate, sometimes slightly lobed. Flowers shortly stalked, 2–5-fascicled, precocious or synantherous; bracts caducous, small. Hypanthium campanulate, abaxially densely tomentose. Sepals 5, lanceolate. Petals 5, white, base shortly clawed. Stamens 30–50, 2-whorled. Ovary inferior, 5-loculed, with 3–10 ovules per locule; styles 5, connate at base, villous. Pome subglobose, ovoid, or pyriform, 2–3 cm in diam., with persistent erect or incurved sepals.
About five species: Asia; two species (one endemic) in China.
(Authors: Gu Cuizhi (Ku Tsue-chih); Stephen A. Spongberg)