Cornus obliqua Raf.
  • Ann. Nat.
  • Pale dogwood, cornouiller oblique

Cite taxon page as 'WFO (2021): Cornus obliqua Raf. Published on the Internet; Accessed on: 03 Dec 2021'

General Information

Shrubs, to 5 m, flowering at 1.5 m; rhizomes absent. Stems clustered, branches occasionally arching to ground and rooting at nodes; bark green-tan or maroon-tan, not corky, appearing braided, splitting longitudinally; branchlets green abaxially, maroon to green adaxially, turning red-maroon in fall, densely erect-hairy when young; lenticels not protruding on 2d year branches, area surrounding them not suffused with purple on older branches; pith tan or brown. Leaves: petiole 6–20 mm; blade lanceolate to narrowly elliptic, 4–12 × 1–5 cm, base cuneate, apex acuminate, abaxial surface pale whitish yellow, hairs white, all appressed and rigid, tufts of hairs absent in axils of secondary veins, midvein and secondary veins densely tomentose, adaxial surface dark green, hairs appressed; secondary veins (4–)5–6 per side, evenly spaced, tertiary veins not prominent. Inflorescences flat-topped or convex, 2–7 cm diam., peduncle 20–70 mm; branches and pedicels green or greenish yellow, turning maroon in fruit. Flowers: hypanthium densely appressed-hairy, especially at base; sepals 1–2.3 mm; petals cream, 3.8–5 mm. Drupes blue, portion in direct sunlight bleached white, globose, 5–9 mm diam.; stone globose, 4–6 mm diam., irregularly longitudinally ridged, apex pointed. 2n = 22

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    Other Local Names

    Pale dogwood, cornouiller oblique

     Information From

    World Flora Online Data. 2017.
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    'Flora of North America @ eFloras (2008). Published on the Internet [accessed August 2016]' Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA.
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    International Union for Conservation of Nature v.3
    IUCN 2019. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2019-1.
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    International Union for Conservation of Nature
    IUCN 2016. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2016-2
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