A genus of 5 species, shrubs, of the New World tropics (FL and TX to Argentina). This genus has usually been included in Maytenus, but is morphologically and phylogenetically distinctive (Biral et al. 2017).
Ref: Biral et al. (2017); Lundell (1971); Ma & Levin (2016c) In Flora of North America Editorial Committee (2016); McKenna et al. (2011); Nesom (2009d); Simmons In Kubitzki et al. (2004). Show full citations.