African Plant Database

Cornus volkensii Harms
Protologue : Engl. Pflanzenw. Ost -Afr. C 301 (1895)
Information on the genus : Cornus
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Afrocrania volkensii (Harms) Hutch. (1942)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Evergreen shrub or tree 4-24-30 m tall, low branched, sometimes with large surface roots; dioecious; bole straight, or twisted; crown wide-spreading, tabular or subglobose; bark grey or black, glandular.
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Ecology : Rain-forests; secondary forests; regrowths; associated with Arundinaria, Ocotea; scrub forest with Hypericum revolutum, Agarista salicifolia; mostly along or near streams; conspicuous in the bamboo zone; 1500->3200 m alt.
  Not known actually from Ethiopia, but pollen has been found there from the late Miocene. The first known fossils of Cornus are said to occur in the late Cretaceous (White & al., Malawi, l.c.).

Bibliography for Tropical Africa :
  • Darbyshire, I. Kordofami, M. & al. (2015). The plants of Sudan and south Sudan, An annoted checklist. Kew Publishing
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carte afrique num 128657
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