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: 2 taxa.

Populus ×  canescens

Links to taxa:     View: living plant images - herbarium specimen images - all images for this genus

SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
deltoides Bartram ex MarshallCDescription, Image
× canescens (Aiton) Sm.W,C,EDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Populus:

Our websites:

Flora of Zimbabwe: cultivated Populus

External websites:

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

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-19

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2019). Flora of Zimbabwe: Genus page: Populus.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=460, retrieved 20 March 2019

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