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2. Cornus subg. Mesomera Rafinesque, Alsogr. Amer. 58. 1838.

灯台树亚属 deng tai shu ya shu

Trees or shrubs, deciduous. Winter buds pseudoterminal or axillary, ovate or conical, glabrous or sparsely pubescent. Leaves alternate; leaf blade broadly ovate to elliptic-ovate, papery, abaxially pubescent with minute 2-armed appressed trichomes. Corymbose cymes terminal; bracts distal and adnate to branches, minute, early caducous. Calyx tube minutely 4-dentate; teeth triangular. Petals white. Anthers yellowish, ellipsoid. Ovary 2-loculed; style cylindrical; stigma capitate. Fruit dark purplish red, black at maturity, globose; seeds 2; stones bony, apex pitted, pits rectangular.

Two species: subtropical to temperate regions of E Asia and E North America; one species in China.

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