Cornus subg. Syncarpea

(Nakai) Q. Y. Xiang

Acta Phytotax. Sin. 25: 128. 1987.

Basionym: Benthamia subg. Syncarpea Nakai Bot. Mag. (Tokyo) 23: 41. 1909
Synonyms: Dendrobenthamia Hutchinson
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 12. Treatment on page 444.

Trees [shrubs]; rhizomes absent. Branches and leaves opposite. Inflorescences capitula; bracts 4, well developed, petaloid, subtending inflorescence but not enclosing it over winter, 2 pairs of scalelike bracts enclosing inflorescence over winter. Pedicels absent. Drupes within inflorescence fused into a syncarp; stone apex pointed.


Introduced; Asia.


Species 5 (1 in the flora).

Selected References


Lower Taxa