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1a. Cornus Linnaeus subg. Syncarpea (Nakai) Q. Y. Xiang, Acta Phytotax. Sin. 25: 128. 1987.

Benthamia Lindley subg. Syncarpea Nakai, Bot. Mag. (Tokyo) 23: 41. 1909; Dendrobenthamia Hutchinson

Trees [shrubs]; rhizomes absent. Branches and leaves opposite. Inflorescences capitula; bracts 4, well developed, petaloid, subtending inflorescence but not enclosing it over winter, 2 pairs of scalelike bracts enclosing inflorescence over winter. Pedicels absent. Drupes within inflorescence fused into a syncarp; stone apex pointed.

Species 5 (1 in the flora): introduced; Asia.

Lower Taxa


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