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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 vegetative characters

1 Branchlets glabrous, brown or purplish brown, shiny; leaves often clustered at apex of branchlets   175 Salix resecta
+ Branchlets pilose at least distally, ± dull; leaves not clustered at apex of branchlets.   (2)
2 (1) Leaf blade lanceolate to ovate-lanceolate.   (3)
+ Leaf blade usually rather broad, not lanceolate.   (4)
3 (2) Leaf blade ovate-lanceolate   173 Salix hupehensis
+ Leaf blade lanceolate to oblanceolate, rarely broadly lanceolate   174 Salix wolohoensis
4 (2) Leaf blade with rust-colored hairs along veins or on petiole abaxially   168 Salix inamoena
+ Leaf blade without rust-colored hairs.   (5)
5 (4) Mature leaves whitish, pruinose, or glaucous abaxially.   (6)
+ Mature leaves greenish or pinkish green abaxially.   (7)
6 (5) Branchlets reddish chestnut colored or yellowish; leaf blade ovate-lanceolate to elliptic, abaxially downy at least along veins, base obtuse-rounded, apex obtuse or rounded   171 Salix erioclada
+ Branchlets blackish brown; leaf blade elliptic or elliptic-oblong, glabrous on both surfaces, base cuneate to subrounded, apex acute or shortly acuminate   172 Salix dibapha
7 (5) Leaves abaxially tomentose or downy   170 Salix driophila
+ Leaves abaxially glabrous or subglabrous, pilose along veins   169 Salix amphibola

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