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Salix bebbiana Sarg.
Bebbs Willow

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Salix bebbiana
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Salix bebbiana

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FamilyScientific name @ source (records)
Andrenidae  Andrena frigida @ UCRC_ENT (3)

Andrena hippotes @ UCRC_ENT (1)

Andrena illinoiensis @ AMNH_BEE (1)

Andrena sigmundi @ AMNH_BEE (1)
Aphididae  Tuberolachnus salignus @ NCSU (7)
Cicadellidae  Eratoneura macra @ III (1)

Erythroneura rosa @ III (2)
Corticiaceae  Cytidia salicina @ BPI (1)
Cortinariaceae  Crepidotus calolepis @ BPI (1)
Cryptomycetaceae  Cryptomyces maximus @ BPI (1)
Dermateaceae  Gloeosporium weirianum @ BPI (1)
Diaporthaceae  Diaporthe @ BPI (1)
Diatrypaceae  Diatrype albopruinosa @ BPI (1)

Diatrype bullata @ BPI (3)

Diatrypella discoidea @ BPI (5)
Erysiphaceae  Uncinula adunca @ BPI (3)

Uncinula salicis @ BPI (14)
Exidiaceae  Exidia glandulosa @ BPI (2)
Fenestellaceae  Fenestella princeps @ BPI (1)
Fomitopsidaceae  Daedalea confragosa @ BPI (1)
Gnomoniaceae  Cryptodiaporthe salicella @ BPI (1)

Gnomonia salicina @ BPI (1)
Megachilidae  Osmia lignaria @ CUIC_ENT (3); BBSL__BBSLID (1)
Melampsoraceae  Melampsora abieti-capraearum @ BPI (22)

Melampsora abietis-canadensis @ BPI (1)

Melampsora abietis-capraearum @ BPI (1)

Melampsora americana @ BPI (3)

Melampsora bigelowii @ BPI (153)

Melampsora confluens @ BPI (2)

Melampsora epitea @ BPI (15)

Melampsora humboldtiana @ BPI (1)

Melampsora paradoxa @ BPI (16)

Melampsora ribesii-purpureae @ BPI (14)
Melanconidaceae  Coryneum pezizoides @ BPI (1)
Miridae  Lopidea dakota @ AMNH_PBI (2)

Lygidea annexa @ AMNH_PBI (4)

Orthotylus dorsalis @ AMNH_PBI (18)

Psallus aethiops @ AMNH_PBI (7)
Mycosphaerellaceae  Didymella salicicola @ BPI (1)

Ramularia rosea @ BPI (5)
Pleurotaceae  Pleurotus ostreatus @ BPI (1)
Polyporaceae  Polyporus elegans @ BPI (2)

Polyporus pubescens @ BPI (1)

Polyporus radiatus @ BPI (1)

Poria laminata @ BPI (1)
Pucciniaceae  Puccinia ribesii-purpureae @ BPI (1)
Rhytismataceae  Rhytisma salicinum @ BPI (32)
Valsaceae  Cytospora chrysosperma @ BPI (3)

Cytospora @ BPI (10)

Septomyxa grisea @ BPI (1)

Valsa boreella @ BPI (5)

Valsa salicina @ BPI (5)

Valsa salicis @ BPI (1)

Valsa @ BPI (1)

Valsella nigroannulata @ BPI (1)
_  Myxosporium pustulosum @ BPI (1)

Myxosporium salicicola @ BPI (1)

Sclerotiomyces colchicus @ BPI (1)

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Salix bebbiana Sarg.
Bebb willow

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General Information
Symbol: SABE2
Group: Dicot
Family: Salicaceae
Duration: Perennial
Growth Habit : Shrub
Native Status : AK   N
L48   N
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Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913. An illustrated flora of the northern United States, Canada and the British Possessions. 3 vols. Charles Scribner's Sons, New York. Vol. 1: 599. Provided by Kentucky Native Plant Society . Scanned by Omnitek Inc . Usage Requirements .



Symbol Scientific Name
SABEC Salix bebbiana Sarg. var. capreifolia (Fernald) Fernald
SABED Salix bebbiana Sarg. var. depilis Raup
SABEL Salix bebbiana Sarg. var. luxurians (Fernald) Fernald
SABEP Salix bebbiana Sarg. var. perrostrata (Rydb.) C.K. Schneid.
SABEP2 Salix bebbiana Sarg. var. projecta (Fernald) C.K. Schneid.
SADER Salix depressa L. ssp. rostrata (Richardson) Hiitonen
SALIO Salix livida Wahlenb. var. occidentalis (Andersson) A. Gray
SALIR Salix livida Wahlenb. var. rostrata (Richardson) Dippel
SAPE20 Salix perrostrata Rydb.
SAROC Salix rostrata Richardson var. capreifolia Fernald
SAROL Salix rostrata Richardson var. luxurians Fernald
SAROP Salix rostrata Richardson var. perrostrata (Rydb.) Fernald
SAROP2 Salix rostrata Richardson var. projecta Fernald
SARO6 Salix rostrata Richardson, non Thuill.
SASTB Salix starkeana Willd. ssp. bebbiana (Sarg.) Youngberg
SAVAO Salix vagans Hook. f. ex Andersson var. occidentalis Andersson
SAVAR Salix vagans Hook. f. ex Andersson var. rostrata (Richardson) Andersson


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Kingdom Plantae – Plants
Subkingdom Tracheobionta – Vascular plants
Superdivision Spermatophyta – Seed plants
Division Magnoliophyta – Flowering plants
Class Magnoliopsida – Dicotyledons
Subclass Dilleniidae
Order Salicales
Family Salicaceae – Willow family
Genus Salix L. – willow
Species Salix bebbiana Sarg. – Bebb willow

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Maryland Bebb's willow Endangered, Extirpated

Wetland Status

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Alaska FAC
Arid West FACW
Atlantic and Gulf Coastal Plain FACW
Eastern Mountains and Piedmont FACW
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84. Salix bebbiana Sargent, Gard. & Forest. 8: 463. 1895.

Gray or Bebb's or long-beaked willow

Salix rostrata Richardson in J. Franklin et al., Narr. Journey Polar Sea, 753. 1823, not Thuillier 1799; S. bebbiana var. capreifolia (Fernald) Fernald; S. bebbiana var. depilis Raup; S. bebbiana var. luxurians (Fernald) Fernald; S. bebbiana var. perrostrata (Rydberg) C. K. Schneider; S. bebbiana var. projecta (Fernald) C. K. Schneider; S. depressa Linnaeus subsp. rostrata (Andersson) Hiitonen

Stems: branches divaricate, sometimes ± brittle at base, yellow-brown to dark red-brown, not or weakly glaucous, pilose to glabrescent, peeled wood often with very dense striae, to 25 mm; branchlets yellow-green or red-brown, moderately to very densely villous to glabrescent. Leaves: stipules rudimentary or absent on early ones, apex acute, acuminate, or convex; petiole convex to flat adaxially, 2-5.5-13 mm, pubescent adaxially; largest medial blade narrowly oblong, narrowly elliptic, elliptic, oblanceolate, or obovate, 20-44-87 × 10-16-45 mm, base cuneate, convex, or rounded, margins flat, entire, crenate, or irregularly serrate, glands submarginal, apex acute, acuminate, or convex, abaxial surface glaucous, moderately densely pubescent or long-silky to glabrescent, hairs white or gray, wavy, adaxial finely impressed-reticulate, dull or slightly glossy, moderately densely pubescent, sparsely short-silky, or glabrescent, hairs white or gray; proximal blade margins entire, gland-dotted; juvenile blade yellowish green or reddish, pilose or sparsely to moderately densely tomentose or long-silky abaxially, hairs white. Catkins: staminate flowering just before leaves emerge, pistillate flowering as leaves emerge; staminate stout to globose, 10-42 × 7-16 mm, flowering branchlet 0.5-11 mm; pistillate loosely flowered, stout, slender, or subglobose, 16.5-85 × 9-32 mm, flowering branchlet 1-26 mm; floral bract tawny, 1.2-3.2 mm, apex rounded, abaxially hairy to glabrescent, hairs straight or wavy. Staminate flowers: adaxial nectary oblong or ovate, 0.3-0.8 mm; filaments distinct or connate less than 1/2 their lengths, glabrous or hairy on proximal 1/2; anthers yellow or purple turning yellow, ellipsoid or shortly cylindrical, 0.5-0.8 mm. Pistillate flowers: adaxial nectary oblong or square, 0.3-0.8 mm; ovary obclavate, beak slightly bulged below styles (long-beaked); ovules 6-16 per ovary; styles 0.1-0.4 mm; stigmas slenderly to broadly cylindrical. Capsules 5-9 mm. 2 n = 38.

Flowering early Apr-late Jun. Riparian and upland conifer forests, wet lowland thickets, Picea mariana treed bogs, stream margins, lakeshores, prairie margins, dry south-facing slopes, cienegas, seeps, disturbed areas; 0-3300 m; Alta., B.C., Man., N.B., Nfld. and Labr., N.W.T., N.S., Nunavut, Ont., P.E.I., Que., Sask., Yukon; Alaska, Ariz., Calif., Colo., Conn., Idaho, Ill., Ind., Iowa, Maine, Md., Mass., Mich., Minn., Mont., Nebr., Nev., N.H., N.J., N.Mex., N.Y., N.Dak., Ohio, Oreg., Pa., R.I., S.Dak., Utah, Vt., Wash., Wis., Wyo.; Asia.

Salix bebbiana occurs in Nunavut on Akimiski Island in James Bay.


Salix bebbiana forms natural hybrids with S. candida, S. geyeriana, S. humilis, and S. petiolaris . Reports of hybrids with S. discolor (C. K. Schneider 1921; M. L. Fernald 1950) are not based on convincing specimens, and synthetic hybrids could not be made (G. W. Argus 1974). Reports of hybrids with S. eriocephala and S. myricoides (Fernald) are unverified. Controlled pollinations with S. eriocephala and S. interior had low seed viability (A. Mosseler 1990).

Salix bebbiana × S. candida ( S . × cryptodonta Fernald, as species) is intermediate between parental species. It resembles S. candida in having juvenile leaves densely woolly, mature leaves sparsely to moderately woolly abaxially, margins strongly revolute to crenulate, and ovaries woolly; and S. bebbiana in having stipes 2.8-3 mm and capsules long-beaked, 8-9 mm. The hybrid commonly occurs in Newfoundland.

Salix bebbiana × S. geyeriana : A plant with the pistillate catkins and flowers of S. bebbiana and the narrow, entire or slightly serrulate leaves with white and ferruginous hairs of S. geyeriana was collected by R. D. Dorn in a mixed population in Montana (Beaverhead County).

Salix bebbiana × S. humilis : Reported by C. K. Schneider (1921) and M. L. Fernald (1950) and successfully synthesized by G. W. Argus (1974, 1986).

Salix bebbiana × S. petiolaris is known from Ontario, based on an infertile pistillate specimen, and from Alberta and Saskatchewan, where it is relatively uncommon. It was successfully synthesized (G. W. Argus 1974, 1986) and controlled pollinations showed high seed viability (A. Mosseler 1990).

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Salix bebbiana
Salix bebbiana
Bebb's Willow
ID: 0000 1111 2222 0843 [detail]
© 2016 Keir Morse

Salix bebbiana
Salix bebbiana
Bebb's Willow
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© 2016 Keir Morse

Salix bebbiana
Salix bebbiana
Bebb's Willow
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© 2016 Keir Morse

Salix bebbiana
Salix bebbiana
Bebb's Willow
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© 2016 Keir Morse

Salix bebbiana
Salix bebbiana
Bebb's Willow
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© 2016 Keir Morse

Salix bebbiana
Salix bebbiana
Bebb's Willow
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© 2016 Keir Morse

Salix bebbiana
Salix bebbiana
Bebb's Willow
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© 2016 Keir Morse

Salix bebbiana
Salix bebbiana
Bebb's Willow
ID: 0000 1111 2222 0850 [detail]
© 2016 Keir Morse

Salix bebbiana
Salix bebbiana
Bebb Willow
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© 2008 Robert Sivinski

Salix bebbiana
Salix bebbiana
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© 2008 Louis-M. Landry

Salix bebbiana
Salix bebbiana
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© 2008 Louis-M. Landry

Salix bebbiana
Salix bebbiana
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