|Common name: Japanese snowball.
Voucher: Kostadinov 063, (URV)
Brief description: A deciduous, bushy shrub to 3 m, with the young branchlets tomentose. Leaves are broadly ovate or oblong-ovate to obovate, simple, opposite, entire, pinnately veined, dark green and nearly glabrous above, stellate pubescent beneath, margins dentate-serrate. The leaf blade is 3-D with impressed veins. Flowers are perfect, white, in globose cymes, the marginal ones bigger and sterile. Fruits are an ovoid, red changing to bluish-black, 1-stoned drupe.
Campus data: Rarely cultivated on campus. About three shrubs in one place encountered.