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|Family: Salicaceae||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
|Genus: Salix||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
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Salix lasiolepis Benth.
Habit: Shrub, small tree, < 10 m. Stem: twigs +- yellow, yellow-green, or yellow- or red-brown, glabrous, densely short-soft-spreading-hairy, or tomentose, generally brittle at base. Leaf: later stipules generally leaf-like; petiole 3--16 mm, tomentose to velvety; young leaves white- or white-and-rusty-hairy; mature blade 35--125 mm, strap-shaped to elliptic or obovate, acute to convex (base wedge-shaped to convex), entire to irregularly serrate, +- to strongly rolled under, abaxially generally +- dense-tomentose or -woolly-tomentose or hairs sparsely short-soft-spreading or short- or long-silky, white or white and rusty, wavy, to +- 0. Inflorescence: blooming before leaves, pistillate 18--72 mm, on leafy shoots 0--6 mm; flower bract dark brown, with generally wavy hairs, tip broadly rounded. Staminate Flower: stamens 2. Pistillate Flower: ovary glabrous, stalk 0.5--2.4 mm, style 0.1--0.6 mm. Chromosomes: 2n=76.
Ecology: Abundant. Shores, marshes, meadows, springs, bluffs; Elevation: < 2800 m. Bioregional Distribution: CA; Distribution Outside California: to Washington, Idaho, Texas, Mexico. Flowering Time: Jan--Jun Note: Highly variable; several weak varieties described. NCo populations suggest intergradation with Salix hookeriana.
Synonyms: Salix lasiolepis var. bigelovii (Torr.) Bebb; Salix lasiolepis var. bracelinae C.R. Ball; Salix lasiolepis var. lasiolepis; Salix lasiolepis var. sandbergii (Rydb.) C.R. Ball; Salix lutea Nutt. var. nivaria Jeps.
eFlora Treatment Author: George W. Argus
Jepson Online Interchange
Previous taxon: Salix lasiandra var. lasiandra
Next taxon: Salix lemmonii
Citation for this treatment: George W. Argus 2016. Salix lasiolepis, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=42855, accessed on May 29, 2016.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2016. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on May 29, 2016.