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1d. Cornus Linnaeus subg. Cornus

Shrubs or trees; rhizomes absent. Branches and leaves opposite. Inflorescences umbels; bracts 4, well developed, not petaloid, subtending inflorescence and enclosing it over winter. Pedicels present. Drupes distinct; stone apex pointed to slightly rounded.

Species 4 (2 in the flora): California, Eurasia.

1 Petals greenish yellow; bracts lanceolate, apices acute; drupes purple-black when mature.   7 Cornus sessilis
+ Petals bright yellow; bracts ovate, apices obtuse with apiculate tip; drupes red when mature.   8 Cornus mas

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