Populus × canescens (Aiton) Sm.

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Populus ×  canescens

Photo: Bart Wursten
Greystone Park NP, Harare

Populus ×  canescens

Photo: Bart Wursten
Greystone Park NP, Harare

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Common names: Grey poplar (English)
Frequency: Locally common in wet habitats in and around Harare; rare elsewhere
Status: Introduced
A small to medium-sized tree, suckering from the base to form dense stands.
Notes: It is a hybrid (P. alba × P. tremula) originating from Europe and Asia. It was introduced for matchwood and also used for furniture. It has become naturalised and is a declared weed in South Africa.
Derivation of specific name: canescens: grey-pubescent
Habitat: Along streams, rivers and vleis.
Altitude range: (metres)
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Europe, east to the Caucasus
Zimbabwe distribution: W,C,E
Growth form(s): Tree, shrub over 2 m.
Endemic status:
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Images last updated: Thursday 26 January 2006

Drummond, R.B. (1975). A list of trees, shrubs and woody climbers indigenous or naturalised in Rhodesia. Kirkia 10(1) Page 233. As Populus canescens


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Biodiversity Explorer (Biodiversity of southern Africa): Populus × canescens
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Populus × canescens
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Populus × canescens
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Populus × canescens
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GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Populus × canescens
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Populus × canescens
Ispot Southern Africa : Populus × canescens
JSTOR Plant Science: Populus × canescens
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Populus × canescens
Tropicos: Populus × canescens
West African Plants database: Populus × canescens

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-16

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2016). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Populus × canescens.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=119980, retrieved 29 May 2016

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