185. Salix vestita Pursh, Fl. Amer. Sept. 2: 610. 1814.
皱纹柳 zhou wen liu
Shrubs to 1 m tall. Branchlets erect or ascending, chestnut brown, slightly thick, glabrous, shiny. Buds brown, ovoid, sparsely tomentose. Petiole ca. 5 mm, notched adaxially, glabrous;
leaf blade elliptic, ovoid, or obovoid, 4-5 × 1-2 cm, densely long white pubescent, adaxially fresh green, wrinkled, base rounded or broadly cuneate, margin entire or remotely crenate,
apex obtuse; veins raised abaxially, impressed adaxially.
Flowering nearly coetaneous or serotinous. Catkins 1-2 cm × 3-4 mm; bracts brown or brownish red, subobovate, ciliate, apex obtuse. Male flower: stamens 2, free, downy at base;
anthers yellow, ovoid. Fruiting catkin to 4 cm. Female flower: adaxial gland 2-lobed, ca. 1 mm; ovary long ovoid, tomentose, stipitate; style nearly absent; stigma 2-parted, yellowish
brown. Capsule yellowish brown, ovoid, 3-5 mm, downy. Fl. Jun, fr. Jul-Aug. 2n = 38.
Woods; 1900-2000 m. Xinjiang (Altay Shan, Burqin Xian) [Mongolia, Russia (S Siberia); N North America]