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.

Zambia: 1 taxon.

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 divisionsProvincesContent
mucronata Thunb. subsp. subserrata (Willd.) R. H. Archer & JordaanB,N,W,C,E,SCDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Salix:

Our websites:

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

External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Salix
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Salix
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Salix
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Salix
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
iNaturalist: Salix
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Salix
JSTOR Plant Science: Salix
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Salix
Plants of the World Online: Salix
Tropicos: Salix
Wikipedia: Salix

Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-24

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2024). Flora of Zambia: Genus page: Salix.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=461, retrieved 23 February 2024

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