Cornus glabrata Benth.
  • Bot. Voy. Sulphur : 18 (1844)
  • Smooth Dogwood

Cite taxon page as 'WFO (2023): Cornus glabrata Benth. Published on the Internet; Accessed on: 08 Feb 2023'

General Information

Shrubs, to 3 m, flowering at 1 m; rhizomes absent. Stems clustered, branches at colony margin decumbent or trailing and rooting at the nodes, forming large thickets; bark gray, flaky, not corky, appearing braided, splitting longitudinally; branchlets brown, pink, or maroon, appressed-hairy; lenticels inconspicuous, swelling but seldom protruding or extruding tissue on 2d year branches, periderm swelling around them and often over large contiguous areas; pith brown. Leaves: petiole 3–7 mm; blade lanceolate, elliptic, or obovate, 3–5 × 1.5–2.5 cm, base cuneate, apex abruptly acuminate or rounded, abaxial surface pale green, adaxial surface gray-green, both surfaces with hairs appressed, sparse; secondary veins 3–4(–5) per side, evenly spaced, basal vein arising 5–10 mm from blade base. Inflorescences flat-topped or slightly convex, 2.5–4.5 cm diam., peduncle 10–20 mm; branches and pedicels green or maroon. Flowers: hypanthium densely appressed-hairy; sepals 0.4–0.8 mm; petals cream, 3–5 mm. Drupes blue, bleaching white in direct sun, globose or subglobose, 6–9 mm diam.; stone globose to subglobose, 4–6 mm diam., smooth, apex rounded. 2n = 22.

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    Other Local Names

    Smooth Dogwood

     Information From

    World Flora Online Data. 2021.
    • A CC0 1.0 Universal (CC0 1.0).
    Flora of North America @
    'Flora of North America @ eFloras (2008). Published on the Internet [accessed August 2016]' Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA.
    • B Flora of North America Association
    World Flora Online Consortium
    World Flora Online Data. 2017.
    • C CC0 1.0 Universal (CC0 1.0).
    International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources
    IUCN 2022. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2021-3. ISSN 2307-8235
    • D See IUCN Terms and conditions of use
    Global Tree Search
    BGCI. 2022. GlobalTreeSearch online database (version 1.6). Botanic Gardens Conservation International. Richmond, UK. DOI: 10.13140/RG.2.2.34206.61761 Available at Accessed on (15/06/2022).
    • E Botanic Gardens Conservation International