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Cornus disciflora

Dogwood

About the plant

Cornus disciflora is a slow-growing vulnerable cloud forest species extending from northern Mexico through Central America to Panama.

  • Vulnerable

    The International Union for Conservation of Nature Red List of Threatened Species uses a set of criteria to evaluate the extinction risk of the world’s species. The ongoing mission is to evaluate every plant species in the world.

    IUCN Red List Status:

    Not yet evaluated
    Data deficient
    Least concern
    Near threatened
    Vulnerable
    Endangered
    Critically endangered
    Extinct in the wild
    Extinct
  • Medicine
    Plant or components of this plant are used in medicine
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Facts

  • Tiny flowers opposed to its showier relatives
  • Grows to between 6 and 25m tall
  • Member of the dogwood family

A useful tree

This tree is being felled for timber. Its dry bark is also used in traditional medicine as a stimulant and an astringent, something that causes cells to contract and speeds up the healing process.

The Spanish common name, llorón, means crying – local people say you can hear crying from the tree trunk
  • Vulnerable

    The International Union for Conservation of Nature Red List of Threatened Species uses a set of criteria to evaluate the extinction risk of the world’s species. The ongoing mission is to evaluate every plant species in the world.

    IUCN Red List Status:

    Not yet evaluated
    Data deficient
    Least concern
    Near threatened
    Vulnerable
    Endangered
    Critically endangered
    Extinct in the wild
    Extinct
  • Medicine
    Plant or components of this plant are used in medicine
  • Click on icon to reveal more