6159.010 Cornus Harms

Description of the genus

Dioecious trees. Leaves simple, lanceolate to elliptic, entire. Inflorescence dense, terminal, enclosed at first with a globular bud, protected by 4 ovate-acuminate herbaceous bracts which are shed as the inflorescence expands. Male flowers arranged in cymes, resembling a pseudo-umbel; female flowers in umbels. Flowers unisexual. Petals 4. Fruit a drupe.

Worldwide: 50 species in Temperate Eurasia to Indo-China, South Sudan to Southern Tropical Africa, North America to Bolivia.

Malawi: 1 taxon.

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Flora of Caprivi: cultivated Cornus
Flora of Mozambique: Cornus
Flora of Zimbabwe: Cornus

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Cornus
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Cornus
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Cornus
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Cornus
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iNaturalist: Cornus
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Cornus
JSTOR Plant Science: Cornus
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Cornus
Plants of the World Online: Cornus
Tropicos: Cornus
Wikipedia: Cornus

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-24

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Malawi: Genus page: Cornus.
https://www.malawiflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1055, retrieved 28 February 2024

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