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245. Salix cheilophila C. K. Schneider in Sargent, Pl. Wilson. 3: 69. 1916.

乌柳 wu liu

Shrubs or small trees, to 5 m tall. Branchlets grayish black or reddish black, at first tomentose, glabrescent. Buds villous. Petiole very short; leaf blade linear, linear-oblanceolate, or oblanceolate, 2.5-3.5(-6) cm × 3-5(-1) mm, abaxially grayish white, densely sericeous, adaxially green, pilose, base attenuate, rarely obtuse, margin glandular serrate distally, revolute, apex acuminate or apiculate; midvein raised abaxially. Flowering coetaneous. Male catkin 1.5-2.3 cm × 3-4 mm, subsessile, with 2 or 3 leaflets at base; bracts obovate-oblong, base downy, apex obtuse or retuse. Male flower: gland narrowly oblong, rarely 2-lobed; stamens 2, connate throughout, glabrous; anthers yellow, 4-loculed. Fruiting catkin to 2.5 cm; bracts suborbicular. Female flower: gland narrowly oblong; ovary ovoid or ovoid-cylindric, densely pilose or glabrous, sessile or shortly stipitate; stigma small. Capsule ca. 3 mm. Fl. Apr-May, fr. May.

* Riverbanks, streamsides, or cultivated; 700-3000 m. Gansu, Hebei, Henan, Nei Mongol, Ningxia, Qinghai, Shaanxi, Shanxi, Sichuan, Xizang, Yunnan

Very similar to Salix wilhelmsiana; the two species may, in the broad sense, be conspecific.

1 Bracts villous abaxially   245d var. villosa
+ Bracts glabrous abaxially.   (2)
2 (1) Leaf blade oblanceolate, 4-6 × 0.7-1 cm, apex acuminate; ovary shortly stipitate; style long, ca. 1/3 as long as ovary   245b var. acuminata
+ Leaf blade linear or linear-oblanceolate, 2.5-3.5(-5) × 0.3-0.5(-0.7) cm, apex acuminate or apiculate; ovary sessile; style short or absent.   (3)
3 (2) Female catkin 13-20 × 1-2 mm; bracts ca. 2/3 as long as ovary   245a var. cheilophila
+ Female catkin 5-6 × 2-3 mm; bracts usually nearly as long as ovary   245c var. microstachyoides

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