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32. Salix matsudana Koidzumi, Bot. Mag. (Tokyo). 29: 312. 1915.

旱柳 han liu

Trees to 18 m tall; trunk to 80 cm d.b.h.; bark dull grayish black, furrowed; crown broadly globose. Branchlets erect or spreading, brownish yellow or greenish, becoming brown, slender, glabrous, pilose when young. Buds slightly pubescent. Stipules when present lanceolate, margin glandular serrulate; petiole 5-8 mm, villous; leaf blade lanceolate, 5-10 × 1-1.5 cm, abaxially glaucous or slightly white, villous when young, adaxially green, shiny, base narrowly rounded, rarely cuneate, margin glandular serrulate, apex long acuminate. Male catkin cylindric, 1.5-2.5(-3) cm × 6-8 mm, ± pedunculate; bracts yellowish green, ovate, ± pubescent at base or glabrous, apex obtuse. Male flower: glands 2; stamens 2, long pubescent at base; anthers yellow. Female catkin ca. 2 cm × 4 mm, with 3-5 leaflets at base; bracts as in male catkin. Female flower: glands adaxial and abaxial or only adaxial gland present; ovary long ellipsoid, glabrous, subsessile; style almost absent; stigma ovate, lobed. Fl. Apr, fr. Apr-May. 2n = 38*.

* Commonly planted on plains, riverbanks. Anhui, Fujian, Gansu, Hebei, Heilongjiang, Henan, Jiangsu, Liaoning, Nei Mongol, Qinghai, Shaanxi, Sichuan, Zhejiang

A. K. Skvortsov believes that this species may be synonymous with Salix babylonica.

1 Leaf blade linear-lanceolate, broadest at middle; bark light grayish, shallowly furrowed   32c var. anshanensis
+ Leaf blade lanceolate, broadest below middle; bark dull grayish black, furrowed.   (2)
2 (1) Female flower with adaxial and abaxial glands; bracts ± pubescent at base   32a var. matsudana
+ Female flower with adaxial gland only; bracts glabrous   32b var. pseudomatsudana

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