Salix mucronata Thunb.
subsp. subserrata (Willd.) R. H. Archer & Jordaan

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Salix mucronata subsp. subserrata

Photo: Bart Wursten
Nr Odzani R. bridge

Salix mucronata subsp. subserrata

Photo: Bart Wursten
Nr Odzani R. Bridge

Salix mucronata subsp. subserrata

Photo: Bart Wursten
Nr Odzani R. Bridge

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Synonyms: Salix safsaf Forssk. ex Trautv.
Salix subserrata Willd.
Salix woodii Seemen
Common names: Flute willow (English) Safsaf willow (English)
Frequency: Common
Status: Native
Description:
Deciduous shrub or small tree. Leaves linear-elliptic when young, sometimes obovate-elliptic when mature, bright green above, whitish beneath; margin finely serrate. Flowers in catkin-like spikes, sexes separate on different trees. Fruit a capsule, splitting lengthwise to release tufted windborne seeds.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: mucronata: mucronate
Habitat: Along streams and rivers, sometimes even partially submerged.
Altitude range: (metres) 1060 - 1490 m
Flowering time:Aug-Sep (or Mar-Apr)
Worldwide distribution:
Zimbabwe distribution: N,W,C,E,S
Growth form(s): Tree, shrub over 2 m.
Endemic status:
Red data list status:
Insects associated with this species:
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Images last updated: Saturday 31 December 2005
Literature:

Coates Palgrave, K. et al. (1956). Trees of Central Africa National Publications Trust, Salisbury. Pages 399 - 402. Salix subserrata (Includes a picture).

Curtis, B.A. & Mannheimer, C.A. (2005). Tree Atlas of Namibia National Botanic Research Institute, Windhoek Pages 48 - 49. as Salix mucronata (Includes a picture).

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

Drummond, R.B. (1981). Common Trees of the Central Watershed Woodlands of Zimbabwe. Natural Resources Board, Harare. Pages 10 - 11. as Salix subserrata (Includes a picture).

Steedman, E.C. (1933). Some Trees, Shrubs and Lianes of Southern Rhodesia. Pages 2 - 3. as Salix capensis

Timberlake, J.R. & Childes, S.L. (2004). Biodiversity of the Four Corners Area: Technical Reviews Volume Two (Chapter 5-15) Appendix 5-1: Plant Checklist Occasional Publications in Biodiversity 15 Page 224. as Salix mucronata subsp. mucronata

Wilmot-Dear, C.M. (1991). Salicaceae Flora Zambesiaca 9(6) Pages 121 - 124. As Salix subserrata (Includes a picture).


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GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Salix mucronata
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JSTOR Plant Science: Salix mucronata
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Salix mucronata
Tropicos: Salix mucronata
West African Plants database: Salix mucronata


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: Salix mucronata subsp. subserrata.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=120010, retrieved 25 September 2016

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