Cornus subg. Mesomora


Alsogr. Amer., 58 [. as Mesomera], 62, 76. 1838

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.


e North America, e Asia.


Species 2 (1 in the flora).

Cornus controversa Hemsley is widespread in eastern Asia.

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