Salix kusanoi

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Salix kusanoi
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Rosids
Order: Malpighiales
Family: Salicaceae
Genus: Salix
Species: S. kusanoi
Binomial name
Salix kusanoi
(Hayata) Schneider

Salix kusanoi is a species of willow in the family Salicaceae. It is endemic to Taiwan. It is threatened by habitat loss.[1]

It is a deciduous shrub or small tree growing to 6 m (20 ft) tall. The leaves are alternate, 9 cm long and 4 cm broad, with an entire margin; they are green above, and paler below with fine silky hairs along the veins. The flowers are produced in catkins in early spring before or as the new leaves appear; it is dioecious, with male and female catkins on separate plants. The male catkins are 8–9 cm long; the female catkins are 3 cm long.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Lu, S.Y. & Pan, F.J. (1998). Salix kusanoi. 2006 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Downloaded on 23 August 2007.
  2. ^ Flora of China: Salix kusanoi