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2b3. Salix Linnaeus (subg. Salix ) sect. Salicaster Dumortier, Fl. Belg. 14. 1827.

Salix sect. Pentandrae (Borrer) C. K. Schneider

Shrubs or trees, 1-15 m. Stems: branches somewhat to highly brittle at base or flexible. Leaves: stipules on late ones and vigorous shoots foliaceous or minute rudiments, apex convex to rounded; petiole with spherical glands or lobes distally or throughout; largest medial blade hypostomatous, hemiamphistomatous, or amphistomatous, abaxial surface glaucous or not; juvenile blade glabrous, villous, or long-silky abaxially, hairs white or white and ferruginous. Pistillate floral bracts deciduous after flowering. Staminate flowers: stamens 3-10; anthers (dry), 0.5-1 mm. Pistillate flowers: adaxial nectary shorter than or equal to stipe; stipe 0.5-4 mm; ovary glabrous.

Species 9 (4 in the flora): North America, Eurasia.

Lower Taxa


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