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Shrub, tree; dioecious ( monoecious).
Stem: trunk < 40 m; wood soft; bark smooth, bitter; buds scaly.
Leaf: simple, alternate, deciduous; stipules generally present, deciduous or not, often large.
Inflorescence: catkin [or various, or flowers 1]; each flower subtended by 1 bract.
Flower: perianth modified into non-nectariferous, cup- or saucer-shaped structure or reduced to adaxial nectary (rarely also with abaxial nectary, then free or fused into shallow cup).
Staminate flower: stamens 2–many.
Pistillate flower: pistil 1, ovary superior to 1/2-inferior, chambers generally 2–4, placentas parietal, stigma lobes 2–4.
Fruit: berry, drupe, or 2–4-valved capsule.
Seed: often with basal tuft of hairs.
58 genera, 1210 species: widespread in tropics, n temperate, arctic. Now including many genera (e.g., Flacourtia, Idesia, Xylosma) formerly in Flacourtiaceae, at least in part because of presence on leaf margins in both families of salicoid teeth (vein extending to tooth tip). In CA (and generally outside CA), Populus pollinated by wind, Salix by insects, wind. Hybrids common; identification often difficult. —Scientific Editor: Thomas J. Rosatti.
Key to Salicaceae
Tree.Key to Populus
Stem: < 40 m; young bark smooth, pale yellow-green to gray; older bark furrowed, brown to gray; twigs with swellings below leaf scars; winter bud generally resinous, scales > 3.
Leaf: juvenile, adult, late-season leaves may differ in size, shape, hairiness; generally glabrous; blade 3–11 cm, elliptic to deltate, veins pinnate or ± palmate, tip generally elongate.
Inflorescence: catkin pendent, 3–8 cm; bract cut into narrow segments; flowers sessile; nectary a cup- or saucer-like disk.
Flower: perianth modified into non-nectariferous, cup- or saucer-shaped structure.
Staminate flower: stamens 8–60.
Pistillate flower: style short, stigmas 2–3(4), large, scalloped to 2-lobed.
Fruit: spheric to conic; valves 2–3(4), 3–12 mm.
40 species: n hemisphere. (Latin: name for plants of this genus) [Hamzeh et al. 2006 J Torrey Bot Soc 133:519–527]
Unabridged references: [Hamzeh & Dayanandan 2004 Amer J Bot 91:1398–1408]
Tree < 15 m; crown slender; highly clonal.
Stem: twigs green-white, glabrous; winter buds shiny.
Leaf: petiole 2/3 to = blade, laterally compressed; blade 2–4(7) cm, widely ovate to ± round, glabrous, adaxially green, abaxially glaucous, base rounded to cordate, tip tapered, margin finely crenate to serrate.
2n=38. Streamsides, moist openings, slopes in montane, subalpine forest, woodland, sagebrush steppe; 900–3150 m. Klamath Ranges, High North Coast Ranges, Cascade Range, High Sierra Nevada, San Bernardino Mountains, Great Basin Floristic Province;
Previous taxon: Populus nigra
Next taxon: Populus trichocarpa
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) [year] Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html [accessed on month, day, year]
Citation for an individual treatment: [Author of taxon treatment] [year]. [Taxon name] in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, [URL for treatment]. Accessed on [month, day, year].
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