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SALICACEAE (poplars and willows)

Subtaxa (ie subgroups of this Family)

Populus L. (poplars)
Populus alba (White Poplar), eg: Populus alba (White Poplar) - Small trees Populus alba x tremula = P. x canescens (grey poplar), eg: Populus alba x tremula = P. x canescens (grey poplar) - Leaf spray - underside Populus maximowiczii (Japanese Balsam-poplar), eg: Populus maximowiczii (Japanese Balsam-poplar) - Tree Populus nigra (Black-poplar), eg: Populus nigra 'Italica' (Lombardy-poplar, Female Lombardy Poplar) - Foliage Populus tremula (Aspen), eg: Populus tremula (Aspen) - Trees - newly in leaf
Genus 7 subtaxa 4 ident refs
Salix L. (willows)
Salix alba (White Willow), eg: Salix alba (White Willow) - Twigs Salix aurita (Eared Willow), eg: Salix aurita (Eared Willow) - Bush - in situ (Sallows), eg: Salix aurita (Eared Willow) - Foliage Salix caprea (Goat Willow, Sallow), eg: Salix caprea subsp. caprea (Goat Willow) - Leaf spray - underside Salix cinerea (Grey Willow, Common Sallow), eg: Salix cinerea subsp. oleifolia (Rusty Willow) - Male catkins against the sky Salix daphnoides (European Violet-willow), eg: Salix daphnoides (European Violet-willow) - Female flowers - dissected out Salix fragilis x alba (S. x fragilis) (crack willow), eg: Salix fragilis x alba (S. x fragilis) (crack willow) - Male flower Salix pentandra (Bay Willow), eg: Salix pentandra (Bay Willow) - Leaf spray - with fruiting catkin Salix purpurea (Purple Willow), eg: Salix purpurea (Purple Willow) - Shoots against the sky (Salix (dwarf species)) (dwarf willows), eg: Salix repens (Creeping Willow) - Plant - in situ Salix repens (Creeping Willow), eg: Salix repens var. repens (Creeping Willow) - Plant - male Salix viminalis (Osier), eg: Salix viminalis (Osier) - Leaf base and petiole
Genus 17 subtaxa 11 ident refs

Suggested Literature

Identification Works

Meikle, R.D., 1984 Willows and Poplars of Great Britain and Ireland

BioInfo BioInfo ( has 15 general literature references to SALICACEAE (poplars and willows)

SALICACEAE may also be covered by literature listed under:

(living things)
(vascular plants)
(flowering plants)
Broadleaved trees Trees Trees and shrubs Trees, shrubs, woody and climbing plants (via Broadleaved trees)

BioInfo BioInfo ( has 2183 feeding and other relationships of SALICACEAE (poplars and willows)

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