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  • Deciduous or evergreen shrub or small tree. Flowers polygamous (bisexual). Calyx lobes 4. Leaves elliptic, wider than 8 mm. Fruit yellowish or reddish, never orange === Elaeagnus
  • Deciduous shrub. Flowers dioecious. Calyx lobes 2. Leaves linear-lanceolate, at most 8 mm wide. Fruit orange === Hippophae


Servettaz C. (1909) Monographie des Eléagnacées. Beihefte Bot. Centralbl. 25: 1-128.