The "Koba-no-gamazumi" (Viburnum erosum var. punctatum) belongs to the Caprifoliaceae (the Honeysuckle family). It is a small deciduous tree that is distributed westward from Kanto district of Honshu to Shikoku, Kyushu of Japan, as well as the Korean Peninsula and China. This tree grows in hillsides or mountains, and can reach 2-4 m in height. The leaves are obovate-elliptic to ovate-elliptic with coarsely, acute toothed edges. The petioles are short, less than 5 mm long. The small white flowers bloom in the cymes that are about 4 cm across, from April to May. The fruits ripen red in fall.