Cornus hongkongensis

Cornus hongkongensis (sometimes called Benthamidia hongkongensis, Dendrobenthamia hongkongensis,[1] or Hong Kong dogwood) is a species of evergreen dogwood native to China, Laos, and Vietnam.[2] It grows to 15 meters in height and blooms in late spring to early summer, exhibiting an abundance of fragrant flowers. Because this species of dogwood also exhibits a range of minor differences in morphology due largely to geographic distribution, it has been divided into a number of subspecies.[2] It has been described as an excellent ornamental tree species.[3]

Cornus hongkongensis
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Tracheophytes
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Asterids
Order: Cornales
Family: Cornaceae
Genus: Cornus
Subgenus: Cornus subg. Syncarpea
C. hongkongensis
Binomial name
Cornus hongkongensis

Benthamidia hongkongensis
Dendrobenthamia hongkongensis


  1. ^ "Dendrobenthamia hongkongensis" at International Plant Names Database. Last accessed 6 January 2014.
  2. ^ a b "Cornus hongkongensis" at Flora of China. Last accessed 6 January 2014.
  3. ^ Yuan, Longyi; et al. (Oct 2013). Current Research and Prospect of Dendrobenthamia hongkongensis in China. Natural Resources (2158-706X) Vol. 4, Issue 5. pp. 435–440.

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