1872.000 Populus L. - Poplars

Description of the genus

Dioecious trees. Leaves alternate, simple, stipulate. Buds with several clearly visible unequal outer scales. Flowers appearing before the leaves, in pendulous catkins, catkin scales toothed or laciniate; each flower with a cup-like disk; stamens 4-many.

Derivation of name: the classical name for poplars

Worldwide: 35 species in northern temperate regions

Zimbabwe: 3 cultivated taxa.

Populus ×  canescens

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deltoides Bartram ex MarshallDescription, Image
nigra L. var. italica Münchh.
× canescens (Aiton) Sm.Description, Image

Other sources of information about Populus:

Our websites:

Flora of Zimbabwe: Populus

External websites:

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

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-24

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Zimbabwe: Cultivated plants: genus page: Populus.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/cult/genus.php?genus_id=460, retrieved 29 May 2024

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