Cornus mas L.

Common name

English: Cornelian cherry

German: Kornelkirsche

Classification

Kingdom: Plantae (2505)

  Phylum: Magnoliophyta (2404)

    Class: Magnoliopsida (2036)

      Order: Cornales (10)

        Family: Cornaceae (4) (family description)

          Genus: Cornus (4)

           Epithet: mas L. (1)

Synonyms: Cornus erythrocarpa St.-Lag., Cornus flava Steud., Cornus homerica Bubani, Cornus mascula L., Cornus nudiflora Dumort., Cornus praecox Stokes, Cornus vernalis Salisb., Eukrania mascula (L.) Merr., Macrocarpium mas (L.) Nakai

flava => pure yellow

mas => male, in reference e.g. to hard wood or strong habit

nudiflora => bare flowers

praecox => early-ripening

vernalis => flowering in spring, pertaining to spring

Characteristics

Climate: temperate

Habitat: mesophytic

Habit: shrub

Flower colour: yellow

External links

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