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Salix laevigata Bebb
Habit: Tree < +- 20 m. Stem: twigs yellow- or red-brown, hairy, glabrous in age generally except at nodes, brittle at base; bud scale margins free, overlapping. Leaf: stipules generally leaf-like; petiole 3.5--18 mm, generally with glands; young leaves glabrous or white- or white-and-rusty-hairy; mature blade 53--190 mm, strap-shaped to lanceolate or obovate, acuminate to caudate (base convex to wedge-shaped), +- finely crenate, abaxial hairs generally densely short-soft-spreading, white or white and rusty, to 0. Inflorescence: blooming with or after leaves, pistillate 28--79 mm, on leafy shoots 3--14 mm (shoot leaves entire); flower bract +- tan; pistillate bracts deciduous. Staminate Flower: stamens 5; nectaries adaxial, abaxial. Pistillate Flower: ovary glabrous, stalk 1.4--2.8 mm, style 0.12--0.24 mm. Chromosomes: 2n=38.
Ecology: Common. Riverbanks, seepage areas, lakeshores (subalkaline or brackish), canyons; Elevation: < 1700 m. Bioregional Distribution: CA (exc MP, DSon); Distribution Outside California: southern Oregon, northern Nevada, Arizona, Mexico, northern Central America. Flowering Time: Dec--Jun
Synonyms: Salix bonplandiana Kunth var. laevigata (Bebb) Dorn; Salix laevigata var. congesta Bebb ex Rothr.; Salix laevigata f. araquipa Jeps.
eFlora Treatment Author: George W. Argus
Jepson Online Interchange
Previous taxon: Salix jepsonii
Next taxon: Salix lasiandra
Citation for this treatment: George W. Argus 2016. Salix laevigata, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=42850, accessed on April 30, 2016.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2016. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on April 30, 2016.