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Salix melanopsis Nutt.
Habit: Shrub < 4 m, clonal by root-shoots. Stem: twigs gray-brown, silky, glabrous in age. Leaf: stipules generally leaf-like; petiole 2--5 mm; young leaves long-soft-wavy-hairy, tomentose, or velvety; mature blade 30--85 mm, linear to narrow-elliptic or -oblanceolate, acuminate to convex (base wedge-shaped to convex), entire or finely short-slender-serrate, abaxial hairs long-soft-shaggy or -fine or long-silky, appressed to spreading, wavy, to +- 0. Inflorescence: blooming with or after leaves, branched or not, pistillate 22--58 mm, on leafy shoots 4--70 mm; flower bract +- tan, pistillate deciduous. Staminate Flower: stamens 2; nectaries adaxial, abaxial. Pistillate Flower: ovary glabrous, stalk 0--0.7 mm, style 0--0.5 mm, stigmas deciduous.
Ecology: Streambanks, often among rocks; Elevation: 620--2700 m. Bioregional Distribution: NCo, KR, CaR, SN (exc Teh), ScV, MP; Distribution Outside California: to western Canada, Colorado, Nevada. Flowering Time: May--Jul
Synonyms: Salix exigua Nutt. subsp. melanopsis (Nutt.) Cronquist; Salix melanopsis var. bolanderiana (Rowlee) C.K. Schneid.; Salix melanopsis var. gracilipes C.R. Ball; Salix parksiana C.R. Ball
eFlora Treatment Author: George W. Argus
Jepson Online Interchange
Previous taxon: Salix lutea
Next taxon: Salix nivalis
Citation for this treatment: George W. Argus 2016. Salix melanopsis, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=42881, accessed on September 30, 2016.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2016. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on September 30, 2016.