1873.000 Salix L. - Willows

Description of the genus

Dioecious trees or shrubs. Leaves alternate, simple, stipulate. Flowers appearing before or after the leaves, in usually erect catkins, catkin scales entire; each flower with 1-2 fleshy glands; stamens 2-many.

Derivation of name: the classical name for willows

Worldwide: About 500 species, mainly north temperate but some tropical and south temperate.

Botswana: 2 taxa.

The larvae of the following species of insect eat species of this genus:
Gonimbrasia belina (Mopane moth, Mopane worm, Anomalous emperor)
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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
babylonica L.Description, Image
mucronata Thunb. subsp. subserrata (Willd.) R. H. Archer & JordaanNDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Salix:

Our websites:

Flora of Caprivi: Salix
Flora of Malawi: Salix
Flora of Mozambique: Salix
Flora of Zambia: Salix
Flora of Zimbabwe: Salix
Flora of Zimbabwe: cultivated Salix

External websites:

ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Salix
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Salix
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Salix
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Salix
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Salix

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-19

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2019). Flora of Botswana: Genus page: Salix.
https://www.botswanaflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=461, retrieved 18 August 2019

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