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5. Salix Sect. Amygdalinae W. Koch, Syn. Deut. Schweiz. Fl. 644. 1837.

三蕊柳组 san rui liu zu

Sect. Triandrae Dumortier.

Trees or shrubs; bark exfoliating. Branchlets weak. Leaves usually stipulate; leaf blade lanceolate, both surfaces glabrous, margin regularly serrate, apex acute or acuminate. Flowering coetaneous. Catkins shortly pedunculate; bracts greenish yellow or yellowish. Flowers with adaxial and abaxial glands. Male flower: stamens 3(or 4), free. Female flower: ovary glabrous, long stipitate; style and stigma very short.

Key based on male plants

1 Male catkin 5-7 cm; rachis subglabrous   24 Salix songarica
+ Male catkin less than 5 cm; rachis pilose.   (2)
2 (1) Male catkin 3-5 cm; bracts orbicular or ovate, both surfaces pubescent or subglabrous abaxially   23 Salix nipponica
+ Male catkin 2-2.5(-3) cm; bracts obovate, both surfaces with long hairs; young leaves greenish abaxially   25 Salix triandroides

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