Greek staphyle — cluster, referring to the arrangement of the flowers.
Deciduous shrubs or small trees with mottled bark. Leaves opposite; leaflets 3-7, toothed. Flower clusters terminal. Flowers creamy white (rarely pink), stalks with 2 bracts. Stamens as long as the petals. Ovary with 3-4 chambers and styles. Fruit an indehiscent capsule, flat or inflated.
Grown for the pendulous flower clusters and long-lasting ornamental fruits.
9-11 species from Eurasia and N America.
Seed or softwood cuttings.
Leaves of 3-7 leaflets; flowers pink or cream, in pendulous clusters.
Source: (2002). Staphyleaceae. In: . Horticultural Flora of South-eastern Australia. Volume 3. Flowering plants. Dicotyledons. Part 2. The identification of garden and cultivated plants. University of New South Wales Press.