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Published In: Species Plantarum 1: 117. 1753. (1 May 1753) (Sp. Pl.) Name publication detailView in BotanicusView in Biodiversity Heritage Library

Project Name Data (Last Modified On 6/2/2011)
Acceptance : Accepted
Project Data     (Last Modified On 6/3/2011)
General/Distribution: The genus has about 40 species chiefly in the temperate regions. Re-presented here by 3 species.


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Trees or shrubs, glabrous or hairy. Leaves opposite, entire. Flowers in axillary or terminal branched cymes or heads, bisexual, tetramerous. Calyx entire, rounded or toothed. Carpels 2; ovary bilocular; style simple, stigma capitate.

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1 Flowers pedicellate, in branched cymes; involucral bracts absent or inconspicuous. Fruit not aggregated (2)
+ Flowers sessile, in heads; involucral bracts conspicuous, petaloid. Fruit aggregated Cornus capitata
2 (1) Involucral bracts absent. Style swollen at the top. Fruit pubescent Cornus macrophylla
+ Involucral bracts present. Style linear. Fruit almost glabrous Cornus oblonga
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