Salix denticulata

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Salix denticulata
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Rosids
Order: Malpighiales
Family: Salicaceae
Genus: Salix
Species:
S. denticulata
Binomial name
Salix denticulata
Synonyms[1]

Salix elegans Wallich ex Andersson

Salix denticulata is a species of shrub or small tree in the family Salicaceae. It is a mountain species endemic to the Himalayan region.

Description[edit]

Salix denticulata can reach a height of 6 m (20 ft). The shoots are downy when young. The dull green leaves are paler underneath, obovate, lanceolate or elliptic, with toothed margins, 3.5 by 1.2 to 2.2 centimetres (1.38 by 0.47 to 0.87 in) long, with very short petioles. Like all willows this species is dioecious. Male catkins are 2.5 cm (1 in) long, with yellow anthers, and female catkins 4 centimetres (1.6 in) long, lengthening to 9 centimetres (3.5 in) in fruit. The flowers bloom in April and May.[2]

Distribution[edit]

Salix denticulata is native to the mountainous regions of central Asia, being present in Afghanistan, Pakistan, Nepal, India and the Chinese provinces of Sichuan, Tibet and Yunnan. Its typical habitat is gullies and river valleys at around 2,500 m (8,200 ft).[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Salix denticulata Andersson". The Plant List. 2010. Retrieved 7 November 2015.
  2. ^ a b "Salix denticulata Andersson". Flora of China. Retrieved 7 November 2015.