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Cornus macrophylla Wall. ex Roxb., Fl. Ind. ed. Carey. 1: 433. 1820. Brandis, l.c. 252; C.B. Clarke in Hook.f., l.c.; Collett, Fl. Siml. l.c. 219; Parker, l.c.; Rech. f., Fl. Iran. 54:2.1968; R.R. Stewart. l.c.

Vern.: “Kandara”.

Cornus macrophylla

Credit: Fauzia

Tree, 12-15 m tall. Leaves 7-15 cm long, 3.4-9 cm broad, ovate, pubescent, hairs medifixed; apex acuminate, base sometimes oblique. Petiole 1.5-4 cm long. Flowers in terminal branched cymes. Pedicels and peduncles slightly hairy. Calyx toothed, hairy, persistent. Petals c. 6 mm, oblong, pubescent on the outer surface. Anther c. 2 mm long, filaments as long as or longer than the petals. Style 4-5 mm long, swollen at the top. Fruit globular, c. 5 mm long and 4 mm broad, puberulous.

Fl.Per.: April-June.

Type: “Northward of Saharunpore”, Govan..

Distribution: China, Japan, Afghanistan, Himalayas in Pakistan and India from 1500 m to 2700 m.

A fairly common tree in and around the Murree area.


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