Populus yunnanensis Dode

Bull. Soc. Hist. Nat. Autun 18: 221 (1905)

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Naturalised

Narrowly conical tree to 20 m high; bark grey, fissured; young shoots glabrous. Buds ellipsoid, viscid. Leaves ovate, broadly ovate, elliptic-ovate, or deltoid-ovate,  5–16 cm long, 4–12 cm wide, both surfaces with hairs restricted to veins, glossy dark green above, whitish green below; apex long acuminate; base broadly cuneate or rounded; margins crenulate. Catkins appearing before leaves; catkin-scales palmately laciniate. Male catkins 12–20 cm long; stamens 20–40; anthers crimson. Female catkins 10–15 cm long. Capsule dehiscing via 3 or 4 valves. Flowers spring.

*HSF. Native to China, often grown in cultivation, plants apparently self-propagating and potentially forming a naturalised population in damp forest near Loch Valley, north of Noojee.

Sometimes treated in Australian floras as P. aff. yunnanensis as numerous cultivars are grown in Australia, some of which are reportedly hybridised with P. deltoidies Marshall. However, plants naturalised in Victoria appear to accord with the description given for P. yunnanensis by shu (1999).  

Created by: Andre Messina, 2015-08-07
Distribution map
life Life
kingdom Plantae
phylum Tracheophyta
superorder Rosanae
order Malpighiales
family Salicaceae
genus Populus
Higher taxa


Source: AVH (2014). Australia's Virtual Herbarium, Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria, <http://avh.chah.org.au>. Find Populus yunnanensis in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Populus yunnanensis in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Highlands-Southern Fall present naturalised