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Cornus florida

Cornus

by Kerry Barringer
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Last modified: 02/01/2013

Nomenclature

Cornus L., Sp. Pl. 117. 1753. Gen. Pl. 54. 1754. Cornus sect. Macrocarpium Spach, Hist. Nat. Vég. Phan. 8: 101. 1838. Macrocarpium (Spach) Nakai, Bot. Mag. (Tokyo) 23: 38. 1909, nom. illeg. (Art. 52.1). LECTOTYPE: Cornus mas L. (see Rydb., Bull. Torrey Bot. Club 33: 147. 1906).

Chamaepericlymenum Hill, Brit. Herb. 331. 1756. Cornus sect. Arctocrania Endl., Gen. Pl. 798. 1839. Cornella Rydb., Bull Torrey Bot. Club. 33: 147. 1906. Arctocrania (Endl.) Nakai, Bot. Mag. (Tokyo) 23: 39. 1909. Mesmora Rudbeck ex Niewland, Amer. Midl. Nat. 4: 487. 1916. TYPE: Cornus suecica L.

Benthamia Lindl., Edwards, Bot. Reg. 19: t. 1579. 1833. Dendrobenthamia Hutch., Ann. Bot. (London) set. 2. 6: 92. 1942. TYPE: Cornus capitata Wallich.

Swida Opiz in Berchtold et Opiz, Oekon.-Tech. Fl. Böhmens 2(1): 3, 174. 1838 (also as “Svida”). Thelycrania (Dumort.) Fourr., Ann. Soc. Linn. Lyon ser. 2 16: 394, 1868. TYPE: Cornus sanguinea L., designated by Pouzar (Preslia 36: 361. 1964).

Benthamidia Spach, Hist. Nat. Veg. Phan. 8: 106. 1839. Cynoxylon (Raf.) Small, Fl. S.E. U.S. 854. 1903. TYPE: Cornus florida L.

Mesmora Rudbeck ex Niewland et Lunell, Amer. Midl. Nat. 4: 487. 1916. TYPE: Cornus canadensis L.

Bothrocaryum (Koehne) Poj., Not. Syst. Leningrad 12: 169. 1950. TYPE: Bothrocaryum controversum (Hemsley) Poj.

Key to the species of Cornus

List of Cornus Species

References

References to Cornus

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