Spermatophyta: Dicotyledonae: Archichlamydeae

Cornaceae - Dogwood family

Cannon, J.F.M. (1978) Cornaceae FZ 4

Description of the family

Trees or shrubs. Leaves opposite, simple; margin entire or serrate. Stipules 0. Flowers bisexual (Curtisia) or unisexual (Afrocrania), actinomorphic, arranged in panicles (Curtisia) or in dense terminal clusters surrounded by 4 herbaceous bracts (Afrocrania); pedicels not articulated. Petals 4-5. Stamens equal in number and alternating with them. Ovary inferior, 2- or 4-locular. Fruit a drupe.

Worldwide: 14 genera and 120 species, mainly northern temperate areas, rare in tropics and southern temperate.

Zimbabwe: 2 genera and 2 taxa.

Curtisia dentata

Links to genera:     View: living plant images - herbarium specimen images - all images for this family

GenusContent
Afrocrania (Harms) Hutch.Description
Curtisia AitonDescription, Image

Key to Genera

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Other sources of information about Cornaceae:

Our websites:

Flora of Zimbabwe: cultivated Cornaceae
Flora of Mozambique: Cornaceae

External websites:

GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Cornaceae
Google: Web - Images - Scholar


Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-14

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2014). Flora of Zimbabwe: Family page: Cornaceae.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/family.php?family_id=63, retrieved 18 December 2014

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