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.

Zimbabwe: 2 taxa.

Insects associated with this genus:
Gonimbrasia belina (Mopane moth, Mopane worm, Anomalous emperor) Larval foodplant
Salix mucronata subsp. subserrata

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

SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
babylonica L.CDescription, Image
mucronata Thunb. subsp. subserrata (Willd.) R. H. Archer & JordaanN,W,C,E,SDescription, 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 Zambia: 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: 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: Genus page: Salix.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=461, retrieved 28 May 2024

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