Spermatophyta: Dicotyledonae: Archichlamydeae: Cornales

Cornaceae - Dogwood family

Cannon, J.F.M. (1978) Cornaceae Flora Zambesiaca 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.

Mozambique: 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

Other sources of information about Cornaceae:

Our websites:

Flora of Malawi: Cornaceae
Flora of Zimbabwe: Cornaceae
Flora of Zimbabwe: cultivated Cornaceae

External websites:

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



Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave 2007-18

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2018). Flora of Mozambique: Family page: Cornaceae.
https://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/family.php?family_id=63, retrieved 19 December 2018

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