Populus ilicifolia

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Populus ilicifolia
Scientific classification
P. ilicifolia
Binomial name
Populus ilicifolia

Populus ilicifolia (Tana River poplar) is a species of poplar in the family Salicaceae. It is found in Kenya and Tanzania from 1°N to 3°S latitude, 37°E to 41°E latitude, at altitudes of 10–1,200 m; it is the southernmost member of its genus in the world. It is threatened by habitat loss.[1][2] It requires a riverine climate.

It is an evergreen tree growing to 30 m tall with a trunk up to 1.5 m diameter.[2] It is used locally as an avenue tree, and its timber is used for making beehives, mortars, dugout canoes and fences.


  1. ^ a b World Conservation Monitoring Centre (1998). Populus ilicifolia. 2006 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Downloaded on 23 August 2007.
  2. ^ a b Global Plan of Action for the Conservation and Sustainable Utilization of Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture: Genetic Diversity and regeneration Studies of Populus ilicifolia