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Cornaceae (Dumortier) Dumortier


Cornus alba

Credit: Xiangying Wen

Habit: tree, shrub, herb

Hairs: stellate

Taxon group: dicots

Plant: dioecious

Leaf: position: opposite, alternate, verticillate/whorled, spiral

Leaf: nature: simple

Leaf: venation: pinnate, palmate

Leaf: blade: margin: entire, lobed, cleft, parted or divided

Flowers: inflorescence: fascicle, panicle

Flowers: sexuality: bisexual, unisexual

Flowers: disc: present

Flowers: sepal number/calyx lobes: 0, 4, 5

Flowers: sepal position: all free from one another, connate or basally connate

Flowers: petal number/corolla lobes: 0, 3, 4, 5

Stamen: number: 4, 5

Stamen: arrangement: alternate or antesepalous, same number as petals or sepals

Pistil: style: style 1, or styles more or less connate

Pistil: ovary: 1-loculed, 2-loculed, 3-loculed, 4-loculed

Pistil: ovule: 1 per locule

Ovary: position: inferior

Fruit: types and characters: fleshy (berry, drupe, pome)

Fruit: seed: 1 seed, 2 seeds

Seed: endosperm: seeds with endosperm

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Vascular Plant Type Catalog at NYBG: Link


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