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Published In: Species Plantarum 2: 1016. 1753. (1 May 1753) (Sp. Pl.) Name publication detailView in BotanicusView in Biodiversity Heritage Library

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5. Salix  triandra L., Sp. Pl. 1016 (1753); N. J. Anderss., Monogr. Sal. 23 (1867); Boiss., Fl. Orient. 4: 1186 (1879); A. Camus, Class. Saules d'Europe 1: 90 (1904). Type: Described from Switzerland and Siberia, Herb. Linn. no. 1158.4 (LINN). [Plate 27]

Common name:

Almond Willow; ערבת שלושת-האבקנים


River banks. Acco Plain, W. Negev, Hula Plain, Ammon. Rather rare.

Area distribution:

Mediterranean, Euro-Siberian and Irano-Turanian.


Honey plant; tanniferous; used in wickerwork.


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Shrub or tree, up to 10 m. Branches brown-red, glabrous, pilose when young. Buds ovoid-conical, brown, glabrous. Leaves up to 11 X 3 cm., oblong-lanceolate, roundish or subcordate at base, tapering at apex, glandular-serrate, glabrous when adult, more or less glossy above and glaucescent beneath, with branching secondary veins; petioles mostly shorter than 1.5 cm., with 2-3 small glands at the top; stipules about as long as petioles, rather large, persistent, ovate or semicordate, serrate. Catkins erect on short leafy peduncles, cylindrical, with a more or less pilose, angular rhachis; the staminate ones 3-5 cm., the pistillate shorter and denser. Bracts persistent, obovate or oblong, yellowish-green, more or less pilose at base, glabrous or hairy towards apex. Stamens 3; filaments almost 3 times as long as bracts, hairy at base. Capsule on a pedicel 3-4 times as long as the single nectar gland, conical-ovoid, glabrous, with a very short style and short, somewhat notched, divaricate stigmas. FI. April.

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