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1b. Cornus Linnaeus subg. Cynoxylon (Rafinesque) Rafinesque, Alsogr. Amer. 59. 1838.

Cornus sect. Cynoxylon Rafinesque, Med. Fl. 1: 132. 1828; Benthamidia Spach; Cynoxylon (Rafinesque) Small

Shrubs or trees; rhizomes absent. Branches and leaves opposite. Inflorescences capitula; bracts 4–6, well developed, petaloid, subtending inflorescence and surrounding or enclosing it over winter. Pedicels absent. Drupes distinct; stone apex dimpled to rounded.

Species 2 (2 in the flora): North America, Mexico.

1 Drupes angular in cross section, closely appressed to each other; petaloid bracts 4–6 per inflorescence; w North America.   2 Cornus nuttallii
+ Drupes round in cross section, spreading from each other; petaloid bracts 4 per inflorescence; e North America.   3 Cornus florida

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