TOMPKINS COUNTY FLORA
Cornus amomumMill.
Mitchell NYNYFA TCUSDA NY
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Silky Dogwood

Cornaceae

We only have C. amomum subsp. obliqua in our area, with narrower leaves, cuneate bases, and papillose lower surface. C. amomum subsp. amomum occurs mostly south of our range, and has slightly broader leaves with usually rounded or truncate bases and lacks papillae on the lower surface. USDA PLANTS treats subsp. obliqua as a separate species, C. obliqua, and does not recognize subspecies within C. amomum sensu stricto.


BH SPECIMENS FOR Cornus amomum (this list may be incomplete)
 Town of Dryden, 107 Neimi Road, Five Wells Nature Preserve, east of Farm House, 16 Oct 1996, Dilger WCD1307 (BH );
 Ithaca, Cornell University Campus, 11 Oct 1933, Ellis 685 (BH 47560);
 Ithaca, Renwick, 23 Oct 1933, Ellis 754 (BH 50250);
 Ulysses, Bailiwick, berries blue, 17 Sep 1922, Bailey (BH 15451);
 without locality, 28 Jun 1904, Coit (BH 15446);
 bank of Fall Creek, 1 mile west of Varna, Shrub about 2m high, twigs reddish-purple, fruit maturing from greenish-white to blue, 23 Sep 1950, Dress 2216 (BH 15450);
 Ithaca, South Hill, 17 Jun 1875, Dudley (BH 15460);
 Dryden, Freeville, Mud Creek, low fields, 8 July 1918, Gershoy & Eames 10552 (BH 15462);
 Ithaca, Fall Creek Ravine, above Beebe Lake, rocky ground, 18 Jun 1914, Palmer 915 (BH 15458);

SPECIMENS OF Cornus amomum subsp. obliqua
 Ithaca, Cornell University campus, near agricultural heating plant, slope, 11 Oct 1919, Bechtel 12644 (BH 15465);
 Ithaca, Cornell University Campus, east side of Beebe Lake, in thicket along lakeshore, 6-foot-tall shrub. Flowers ivory, bark red on twigs, yellow on older parts, with grey textural spots, 19 Jun 1998, Dirig 7421 (BH 15466);
THERE ARE AN ADDITIONAL 12 SPECIMENS AT BH THAT ARE NOT YET FULLY RECORDED

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