Salix ×fragilis nothovar. furcata Gaudin

Fl. Helvetica 6: 213 (1830)

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Naturalised

Description as for the species, but c. half or more of the male catkins once- or twice-forked. Leaves are proportionately broader (often broad-lanceolate or ovate) and more coriaceous than nothovar. fragilis. Catkins are exclusively male. Flowers Oct.–Nov.

Native to western Europe. Abundantly naturalized on streamside alluvium in the catchment of the Tarwin River, South Gippsland along many kilometres of stream-bank. Highly distinctive by virtue of its furcate catkins; it is considered to be a single male clone derived from Salix fragilis nothovar. fragilis. It is the latest flowering Victorian Salix.

Created by: Andre Messina, 2015-08-10
Updated by: Val Stajsic, 2018-03-20
life Life
kingdom Plantae
phylum Tracheophyta
superorder Rosanae
order Malpighiales
family Salicaceae
genus Salix
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