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A family of dicotyledonous plants in the order Cornales characterized by perfect or unisexual flowers, a single ovule in each locule, as many stamens as petals, and opposite leaves.
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cornelian cherry

cornelian cherry

Edible dogwood tree fruit, look like cranberries with lots of medicinal health qualities. Look out goji berry! Used in Europe as sauce for pastry filling and even wine. Let sit in bowl for few days, they turn to cranberry mush that tastes very delectable. It helps hold in fluids, making it useful for excessive urination, incontinence, excessive sweating, menstrual bleeding. Also good for sore backs, bronchitis, dizziness, lightheadedness,overworked, burnout.



(dogwood), a family of dicotyledonous plants. They are evergreen or deciduous trees and shrubs; they are rarely rhizomatous subshrubs. The leaves are simple, opposite or alternate, and usually exstipulate. The small regular flowers, which are generally tetramerous and bisexual, are gathered in clusters. The fruits are drupes or baccate. There are approximately 15 genera, with 110 species, distributed primarily in the temperate and subtropical regions of the northern hemisphere; they are also found in the arctic, southern Africa, Madagascar, New Zealand, the Fiji Islands, Brazil, and Chile. In the USSR there are three or four genera (13 species), including species of Aucuba and Cornus (such as bloodtwig dogwood). Several species of the family Cornaceae have valuable wood, which is used in the manufacture of small articles.


Poiarkova, A. I. KizilovyeCornaceae Link. In Flora SSSR, vol. 17. Moscow-Leningrad. 1951.
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The only families in which Bierhorst and Zamora note some tracheids (along with vessel elements with scalariform perforation plates) in metaxylem are Aquifoliaceae (Ilex), Buxaceae (Pachysandra), Caprifoliaceae (Weigela), Cornaceae (Comus), Cunoniaceae (Spiraeanthemum), and Ericaceae (Gaultheria).
Gunneraceae near Vitaceae, Haloragaceae, and Cornaceae within the
Comparative pollen morphology of the Cornaceae and allies.
Phylogenetic relationships of Cornaceae and close relatives inferred from matK and rbcL sequences.
In my earlier review of dogwoods, I presented arguments against the recognition of Nyssaceae as a distinct family from Cornaceae (Eyde, 1988).
Caprifoliaceae (Hegelmaier, 1886; Periasamy, 1962a, 1966, 1990; Dahlgren, 1991) Cornaceae (Tamamshjan, 1951; pers.