Large Leaf Dogwood
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Large Leaf Dogwood
ative Photo: Thingnam Girija
Common name: Large Leaf Dogwood • Kannada: ಹಾಡಗ Haadaga • Urdu: Kandara
Botanical name: Cornus macrophylla    Family: Cornaceae (Dogwood family)
Synonyms: Cornus brachypoda, Swida macrophylla

Large leaf dogwood is a small, often low-branched or multistemmed tree, usually no more than 8 -10 m tall. In the wild it can grow up to 20 m. Each branch terminates with a few curving, shortly ascending twigs with prominent pointed buds. The grey-brown bark is smooth and attractively mottled when young, but becomes plate-like with age. Leaves of this tree are large, sbout 17 cm long and 12 cm wide. The leaves are quite attractive, with prominent veins and slightly wavy edges. Creamy white flowers are individually tiny, but borne in broad, flattened corymbs at the tips of the branches. Once flowering has finished, small 6 mm blue-black drupes form. Cross-pollination is usually a prerequisite for fruit development. Flowering: June-July

Identification credit: Navendu Pāgé Photographed on Govindghat-Ghangria route, Uttarakhand.

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