Cornus suecica L.
  • Sp. Pl.
  • Lapland cornel, cornouiller de Suède

Cite taxon page as 'WFO (2020): Cornus suecica L. Published on the Internet; Accessed on: 08 Jul 2020'

General Information

Stems erect, green, 5–22 cm, appressed-hairy; nodes 4–7, internodes only slightly longer distally; branches at distal 1–3 nodes, ca. as long as distal internodes. Leaves at basal node nonchlorophyllous, opposite, scalelike, caducous, at remaining nodes chlorophyllous, opposite, well developed, persistent; distalmost leaves similar in size to those at 2 more proximal nodes; petiole 0–7.5 mm; blade ovate or oval, 1.3–4 × 0.7–2.8 cm, apex broadly acute or obtuse, abaxial surface pale green, moderately appressed-hairy, adaxial surface bluish green, appressed-hairy; secondary veins 3 per side, all arising from near base, occasionally distalmost vein bifurcating in basal 1/5. Inflorescences 5–17-flowered; peduncle 8–20 mm; primary branches 0–0.4 mm; bracts white, often red- or purple-tinged, ± equal, ovate, 8–12 × 4–7.5 mm, apex slightly acute. Pedicels 0.7–1.5 mm, moderately appressed-hairy proximally, densely at base of hypanthium. Flowers: hypanthium deep purple, 1–2 mm, very sparsely appressed-hairy; sepals deep purple, 0.2–0.5 mm, apex acute, thick, densely hairy on margins, densely glandular; petals purple, 1.2–1.5 mm, apical awn 0.5 mm; nectary purple or black. Drupes 3–8 per infructescence, red, globose, 5–8 mm; stone usually globose, 2.1–3.4 mm diam., longitudinally grooved, apex rounded. 2n = 22.

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    "Much like no. 8 [Cornus canadensis L.]; stems 5–15 cm, regularly bearing a few pairs of cauline lvs as well as the terminal cluster or pair and often emitting lateral branches from their axils; lvs sessile; lateral veins usually 2 pairs, arising from or very near the base of the lf; bracts white, 1 cm; fls dark purple; stone lightly grooved, bilocular; 2n=22. Wet woods and rocks; circumboreal, s. in Amer. to Nf., N.S., and Que. (Chamaepericlymenum s.)"

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    Other Local Names

    Lapland cornel, cornouiller de Suède


     Information From

    World Flora Online Data. 2017.
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    World Flora Online Data. 2018.
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