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14. Salix Sect. Eriocladae K. S. Hao ex C. F. Fang & A. K. Skvortsov, Novon. 8: 470. 1998.

绵毛柳组 mian mao liu zu

Shrubs. Petiole short to almost absent; leaf blade very small, 8-20 mm at anthesis, elliptic, elliptic-lanceolate, or lanceolate, rarely broadly lanceolate to oblanceolate. Flowering precocious or coetaneous. Catkins cylindric, pedunculate (sometimes male catkin subsessile), with leaflets. Male flower: glands adaxial and abaxial; stamens 2, distinct. Female flower: adaxial gland only present; ovary ovoid or ovoid-conical, pilose, sessile; style conspicuous, 2-lobed to -cleft.

Key based on male plants

1 Male catkin less than 5 mm thick (rarely to 7 mm).   (2)
+ Male catkin more than 6 mm thick.   (4)
2 (1) Young leaf blade lanceolate   174 Salix wolohoensis
+ Young leaf blade elliptic.   (3)
3 (2) Young leaves with rust-colored hairs; bracts suborbicular   168 Salix inamoena
+ Young leaves with white or yellowish hairs; bracts obovate or ovate   169 Salix amphibola
4 (1) Bracts truncate at apex; filaments ca. 5 mm; young branchlets glabrous   175 Salix resecta
+ Bracts rounded or obtuse at apex; filaments 3-4 mm; young branchlets pilose.   (5)
5 (4) Male flower with only an adaxial gland; filaments ca. 4 mm   170 Salix driophila
+ Male flower with adaxial and abaxial glands; filaments ca. 3 mm   171 Salix erioclada

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