5. Salix boseensis N. Chao, Guihaia. 4: 107. 1984.
桂柳 gui liu
Pleiarina boseensis (N. Chao) N. Chao & G. T. Gong.
Shrubs. Flowering branchlets reddish brown, glabrous, 4-5 cm, some with full-sized leaves; juvenile branchlets brownish, robust, 4-5 mm in diam., pruinose, glabrous. Stipules greenish, suboblong or subovate, 3-4 mm, glabrous, margin irregularly glandular serrulate or denticulate, persistent. Petiole to 9 mm; leaf blade oblong or obovate-oblong, 6-9 × 2-3.5 cm, both surfaces glabrous, abaxially greenish, adaxially green, base cuneate to subrounded, margin crenate-serrate, sparsely subentire, apex rounded or obtuse; midvein robust; lateral veins ca. 12 on each side of midvein, raised. Male catkin unknown. Fruiting catkin erect, 7-10 mm; peduncle ca. 1 cm; leaflets and rachis gray pilose; bracts brown, irregularly ovate or oblong, 2-3 mm, abaxially glabrous, adaxially gray villous-glabrescent especially near margin, apex rounded or obtuse. Female flower: gland adaxial, nearly semiorbicular, clasping stipe; ovary ovoid; style indistinct; stigmas 2, small, flat and wide, entire or retuse, glabrous. Capsule conical-ovoid, ca. 5 mm; stipe to 4 mm. Fr. Dec.
* Guangxi (Bose Xian)
A. K. Skvortsov believes that further work may align this species with Salix tetrasperma.