Family Cornaceae : The Dogwood Family

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Family Cornaceae : The Dogwood Family. Alex Stalboerger. 7 Genera within 2 Subfamilies 110 Species Mostly trees and shrubs Can be deciduous or evergreen. Leaves are opposite, alternate, simple Four or five-parted flowers Clustered within pseudanthia - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

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Family Cornaceae: The Dogwood Family

Family Cornaceae: The Dogwood FamilyAlex Stalboerger17 Genera within 2 Subfamilies110 SpeciesMostly trees and shrubsCan be deciduous or evergreen

2Leaves are opposite, alternate, simpleFour or five-parted flowersClustered within pseudanthiaPseudanthia = several flowers grouped together to form a flower-like structer (i.e. Sunflower)

http://www.colby-sawyer.edu/environmental/herbarium/angiosperms/csericea.html

http://androsace.com/data/large/North%20America/Cornaceae/Cornus%20unalaschkensis.jpeg3Cornus alternifolia: Pagoda DogwoodSmall (max height approx. 25)DeciduousLeaves 2-5 long &1-2.5 wideSimple, elliptic, acuminate tip

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3055/2884262878_c0f64b8df6.jpg?v=04Cornus racemosa: Gray DogwoodShrub 10 to 15 tall with an equal spreadDeciduousIrregular shapeLeaves 2-4 long & 1-2 wideOpposite, simple, elliptical, acuminate tip

http://www.arborday.org/trees/graphics/trees/238/238_lg_1.jpg5Cornus rugosa: Round-leaved DogwoodShrub 3 to 10 tallDeciduousLeaves 2-6longOpposite, broadly ovate, soft and hairy below

http://www.colby-sawyer.edu/environmental/herbarium/angiosperms/crugosa.html6Cornus sericea: Red-osier DogwoodShrub 6 to 10 tallDeciduousMultistemmedLeaves 2-5long & 1-2.5wideOvate, rounded base, acuminate tip

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/e/e4/Cornus_sericea_leaves_and_inflorescence_2003-08-11.jpg7Sourceshttp://www.hort.uconn.edu/Plants/c/corrac/corrac1.htmlhttp://wisplants.uwsp.edu/scripts/detail.asp?SpCode=CORRUGImages have URL below8