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Cornus oblonga Wall. ex Roxb., Fl. Ind.ed. Carey. 1:432. 1820. Brandis, l.c. 253; C.B. Clarke in Hook. f., Fl. Brit. Ind. 2:744.1879; Collett, Fl.Siml. 220.1902; Kitamura in Kihara, Fauna & Fl. Nepal Himl., l.c.; Parker, For. Fl. Punj. ed. 3:264.1956; R.R. Stewart, l.c.

Vern.: “Ban Kukur”.

Cornus oblonga

Credit: Fauzia

Tree, 6-10 m tall. Leaves opposite, decussate, 6.5-13.5 cm long, 1.5-3 cm broad, oblong to oblong-lanceolate, apex acuminate; upper surface usually glabrous but pubescent in young leaves, lower pubescent; petiole 1-2 cm long. Flowers in terminal branched cymes. Involucral bracts 2-3 mm long, ovate-lanceolate. Pedicels, peduncles, calyx and outer surface of corolla puberulous with medifixed appressed hairs. Calyx toothed, persistent. Petals c. 4 mm long. Anthers 2 mm long, filaments as long as the petals. Style c. 3 mm long, linear. Fruit 8-5 mm long and 4 mm broad, ovoid to globoid, almost glabrous.

Fl. Per.: Sept.-Dec.

Type: Nepal, Katmandu, 1818, Gardner..

Distribution: The Himalayan region.

Not very common. Found east of the Rawalpindi District to Nepal, from 1000 to 1800 m.


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