Cornus subg. Mesomora

Rafinesque

Alsogr. Amer., 58 [.

Synonyms: Swida Opiz
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 12. Treatment on page 450. Mentioned on page 444.

Shrubs or trees; rhizomes absent. Leaves alternate. Inflorescences cymes; bracts numerous, minute, not petaloid, subtending primary and secondary inflorescence branches, proximal portion adnate to branch, free portion caducous. Pedicels present. Drupes distinct; stone apex with cavity.

Distribution

e North America, e Asia

Discussion

Species 2 (1 in the flora).

Cornus controversa Hemsley is widespread in eastern Asia.

Selected References

None.

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versatile +  and dorsifixed +
curling +
ornamented +
Zack E. Murrell +  and Derick B. Poindexter +
Rafinesque +
lanceolate +  and broadly ovate +
not petaloid +
expanding +  and minute +
e North America +  and e Asia +
distinct +
ellipsoid +, subglobose +  and globose +
terminal +  and axillary +
intrastaminal +
distinct +
recurved +  and spreading +
[1-]2[-4]-carpellate +
Alsogr. Amer., +
connate +  and distinct +
free +  and distinct +
Swida +
Cornus subg. Mesomora +
subgenus +
deciduous +  and perennial +
tree +  and shrub +