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Published In: Flora Indica; or descriptions of Indian Plants 1: 434–435. 1820. (Fl. Ind., ed. 1820) 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)
Flower/Fruit: Fl.Per.: May July.
Type: Type: Described from the Himalayas.
Distribution: Distribution: The Himalayan region, from Kulu to Bhutan, Khasi and Naga Hills.
Comment/Acknowledgements: Lambert (Indian For. Bull. 80.1933) reports this species from the Muzaffarabad district of Kashmir, but I have not seen any authentic specimen from our area. The record needs confirmation. The strawberry-like fruit is edible.
Photo: Cornus capitata Wall. (Photo)


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Tree, branches with prominent petiole scars. Stems and branches sparsely puberulous. Leaves at the end of branches arising from closely set internodes, opposite and decussate, 4-7.5 cm long, 1.3-3 cm broad, elliptic to oblong-elliptic, apex acute to acuminate; petiole c. 1 cm long; leaf surfaces and petiole pubescent to tomentose; hairs white, appressed, medifixed. Heads 1-1.5 cm in diameter, subtended by 4 obovate bracts. Bracts c. 2.5 cm long, 1.5-2 cm broad, puberulent, yellow-white, apex acute. Calyx teeth rounded. Petals 2 mm, oblong, inflexed. Calyx and corolla puberulous. Anthers less than 1 mm, filaments shorter than the petals. Style c. 1 mm long, sparsely hairy. Fruit a head of coalesed drupes, succulent when ripe.
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