Salix mucronata (commonly called the Cape silver willow or Safsaf willow) is a tall, graceful, evergreen willow tree. It grows along riverbanks in South Africa, and is used for a wide range of traditional medicines.
The Cape willow is dioecious (separate male and female trees).
This variable-looking species was previously subdivided into a number of different species. These have now all been downgraded to just being subspecies of Salix mucronata. These subspecies include:
- S. m. hirsuta (silver willow)
- S. m. mucronata (Safsaf willow)
- S. m. woodii (flute willow)
- S. m. capensis (small-leaved willow)
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