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|Family: Salicaceae||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
|Genus: Salix||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
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Salix babylonica L.
Habit: Tree < 16 m. Stem: pendent; twigs yellow- to red-brown, short-silky to velvety, glabrous in age (except at nodes). Leaf: later stipules leaf-like; petiole 7--9 mm, generally with glands; young leaves glabrous to moderately densely silky; mature blade 90--160 mm, lance-linear, acuminate (base wedge-shaped), generally finely sharp-serrate-spiny, abaxial hairs generally sparsely short-silky, straight, to 0. Inflorescence: blooming with leaves, pistillate 7--22 mm, on leafy shoots (0)2--9 mm; flower bract +- tan. Staminate Flower: stamens 2. Pistillate Flower: ovary glabrous, stalk 0--0.2 mm, style +- 0.2 mm, stigma plump-lobed. Chromosomes: 2n=76.
Ecology: Disturbed places, around settlements; Elevation: probably < 50 m. Bioregional Distribution: SnFrB, SCo (see note); Distribution Outside California: to southeastern United States; native to Asia. Flowering Time: Feb--May Note: Mostly cultivated as ornamental; nearly all seen +- naturalized plants in California are Salix ×sepulcralis Simonk. (Salix alba × Salix babylonica) and Salix ×pendulina Wender. (Salix babylonica × Salix ×fragilis L.).
eFlora Treatment Author: George W. Argus
Jepson Online Interchange
Previous taxon: Salix alba
Next taxon: Salix bebbiana
Citation for this treatment: George W. Argus 2017. Salix babylonica, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=42700, accessed on February 26, 2017.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2017. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on February 26, 2017.