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18. Populus simonii Carrière, Rev. Hort. 1867: 360. 1867.

小叶杨 xiao ye yang

Trees to 20 m tall; trunk to 50 cm d.b.h.; bark grayish green when young, dark gray on old trees, furrowed; crown subrounded. Branchlets of young trees and sprouts usually russet, becoming yellowish brown, conspicuously angled; branchlets of old trees terete, slender, glabrous. Buds brown, elongate, viscid, apex acuminate. Petiole yellowish green or reddish, terete, 0.5-4 cm; leaf blade rhombic-ovate, rhombic-elliptic, or rhombic-obovate, 3-12 × 2-8 cm, broadest above middle, abaxially grayish green or slightly white, adaxially brightly greenish, glabrous, base cuneate, broadly cuneate, or narrowly rounded, margin serrulate, apex abruptly acute or acuminate. Male catkin 2-7 cm; rachis glabrous; bracts greenish, laciniate, lobes brown, glabrous. Male flower: stamens 8-9(-25). Female catkin 2.5-6 cm, to 15 cm in fruit. Female flower: stigma 2-lobed. Capsule small, glabrous or pubescent, 2(or 3)-valved. Fl. Mar-May, fr. Apr-Jun. 2n = 38*

Mountains, plains, alluvial deposits, valleys; near sea level to 3000 m. Hebei, Heilongjiang, Jiangsu, Jilin, Liaoning, Nei Mongol, Qinghai, Shaanxi, Shanxi, Sichuan, Yunnan, Zhejiang [Mongolia]

Used for timber.

1 Leaves with short, soft hairs along veins adaxially and on petioles.   (2)
+ Leaves and petioles glabrous.   (3)
2 (1) Leaves rhombic-broadly ovate, wider than long, pubescent with short, soft hairs only along veins adaxially; catkin rachis glabrous   18b var. latifolia
+ Leaves rhombic, longer than wide, axils pubescent with short, soft hairs along veins; catkin rachis pubescent with short, soft hairs   18c var. liaotungensis
3 (1) Leaves rhombic   18a var. simonii
+ Leaves ovate-lanceolate, suborbicular, or obovate.   (4)
4 (3) Leaves suborbicular or obovate   18d var. rotundifolia
+ Leaves ovate-lanceolate   18e var. tsinlingensis

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