Cornus subg. Cornus

Treatment appears in FNA Volume 12. Treatment on page 449. Mentioned on page 444.

Shrubs or trees; rhizomes absent. Branches and leaves opposite. Inflorescences umbels; bracts 4, well developed, not petaloid, subtending inflorescence and enclosing it over winter. Pedicels present. Drupes distinct; stone apex pointed to slightly rounded.


Calif., Eurasia.


Species 4 (2 in the flora).

Selected References



1 Petals greenish yellow; bracts lanceolate, apices acute; drupes purple-black when mature. Cornus sessilis
1 Petals bright yellow; bracts ovate, apices obtuse with apiculate tip; drupes red when mature. Cornus mas