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|Family: Salicaceae||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
|Genus: Salix||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
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Salix orestera C.K. Schneid.
Habit: Shrub < 2 m. Stem: twigs yellow- to red-brown, glaucous or not, silky, glabrous in age. Leaf: stipules generally leaf-like; petiole 4--9 mm; young leaves long-silky; mature blade 35--95 mm, strap-shaped to narrowly elliptic or oblanceolate, acuminate to convex (base wedge-shaped to convex), +- entire, abaxial hairs sparsely to +- densely long- to short-silky, white or white and rusty, straight or wavy. Inflorescence: blooming with leaves, pistillate 20--55 mm, on leafy shoots 2--15 mm (shoot leaves entire or gland-dotted); flower bract brown. Staminate Flower: stamens 2. Pistillate Flower: ovary long-silky, stalk 0.8--2 mm, style 0.6--1 mm.
Ecology: Wet alpine, subalpine meadows, streams; Elevation: 1100--4000 m. Bioregional Distribution: SN, SNE; Distribution Outside California: Oregon, western Nevada, Utah. Flowering Time: Jun--Jul Note: Possibly derived from Salix eastwoodiae × Salix lemmonii (should be studied near Kaiser Pass, northeastern Fresno Co.), but does not hybridize with Salix eastwoodiae where they occur together.
eFlora Treatment Author: George W. Argus
Jepson Online Interchange
Previous taxon: Salix nivalis
Next taxon: Salix petrophila
Citation for this treatment: George W. Argus 2016. Salix orestera, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=42914, accessed on October 26, 2016.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2016. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on October 26, 2016.