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Salix melanopsis Nutt.
DUSKY WILLOW
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Salix melanopsis Nutt.
dusky willow


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Symbol: SAME2
Group: Dicot
Family: Salicaceae
Duration: Perennial
Growth Habit : Shrub
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Native Status : CAN   N
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Symbol Scientific Name
SABO5 Salix bolanderiana Rowlee
SAEXM Salix exigua Nutt. ssp. melanopsis (Nutt.) Cronquist
SAEXG Salix exigua Nutt. var. gracilipes (C.R. Ball) Cronquist
SAEXT Salix exigua Nutt. var. tenerrima (L.F. Hend.) C.K. Schneid.
SAFL14 Salix fluviatilis auct. non Nutt.
SAFLT Salix fluviatilis Nutt. var. tenerrima (L.F. Hend.) Howell
SALOT Salix longifolia Muhl. var. tenerrima L.F. Hend.
SAMEB Salix melanopsis Nutt. var. bolanderiana (Rowlee) C.K. Schneid.
SAMEG Salix melanopsis Nutt. var. gracilipes C.R. Ball
SAMEK Salix melanopsis Nutt. var. kronkheittii L. Kelso
SAMET Salix melanopsis Nutt. var. tenerrima (L.F. Hend.) C.R. Ball
SAPA4 Salix parksiana C.R. Ball
SASEV Salix sessilifolia Nutt. var. vancouverensis Brayshaw
SATE7 Salix tenerrima (L.F. Hend.) A. Heller

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Kingdom Plantae – Plants
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Class Magnoliopsida – Dicotyledons
Subclass Dilleniidae
Order Salicales
Family Salicaceae – Willow family
Genus Salix L. – willow
Species Salix melanopsis Nutt. – dusky willow

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21. Salix melanopsis Nuttall, N. Amer. Sylv. 1: 78, plate 21. 1842.

Dusky willow

Salix bolanderiana Rowlee; S. exigua Nuttall var. gracilipes (C. R. Ball) Cronquist; S. exigua subsp. melanopsis (Nuttall) Cronquist; S. exigua var. tenerrima (L. F. Henderson) C. K. Schneider; S. fluviatilis Nuttall var. tenerrima (L. F. Henderson) Howell; S. longifolia Muhlenberg var. tenerrima L. F. Henderson; S. melanopsis var. bolanderiana (Rowlee) C. K. Schneider; S. melanopsis var. gracilipes C. R. Ball; S. melanopsis var. kronkheitii Kelso; S. melanopsis var. tenerrima (L. F. Henderson) C. R. Ball; S. parksiana C. R. Ball; S. sessilifolia Nuttall var. vancouverensis Brayshaw; S. tenerrima (L. F. Henderson) A. Heller

Shrubs, 0.8-4 m. Stems: branches gray-brown or red-brown, glabrous or hairy; branchlets gray-brown to dark red-brown, glabrous, puberulent, densely long-silky, or villous to glabrescent. Leaves: stipules absent, rudimentary, or foliaceous on early ones, foliaceous on late ones (apex acuminate); petiole 1.5-8 mm, glabrous adaxially; largest medial blade lorate, narrowly oblong, narrowly elliptic, narrowly oblanceolate, or linear, 30-133 × 5-20 mm, 3.4-8-15 times as long as wide, base cuneate or convex, margins flat, spinulose-serrulate or entire, apex acute, acuminate, or convex, abaxial surface glaucous or not, pilose, villous, or long-silky to glabrescent, hairs appressed or spreading, wavy, adaxial slightly glossy, villous to glabrescent; proximal blade margins entire or serrulate; juvenile blade reddish or yellowish green, densely villous abaxially. Catkins: staminate 18-48 × 5-13 mm, flowering branchlet 3-15 mm; pistillate moderately densely flowered, slender or stout, 22-58 × 4-9 mm, flowering branchlet 4-12 mm; floral bract (sometimes brown), 1.3-2.8 mm, apex rounded (sometimes truncate), entire or erose, abaxially hairy mainly proximally, hairs wavy. Staminate flowers: abaxial nectary 0.3-0.9 mm, adaxial nectary narrowly oblong, oblong, or flask-shaped, 0.4-1.2 mm, nectaries distinct; filaments densely hairy on proximal 1/2; anthers 0.55-0.7-0.9 mm. Pistillate flowers: adaxial nectary ovate, oblong, or flask-shaped, 0.4-1.1 mm, longer than stipe, nectaries distinct or connate and cup-shaped; stipe 0-0.7 mm; ovary obclavate or pyriform, glabrous, beak abruptly tapering to styles; ovules 13-22 per ovary; styles 0-0.14-0.5 mm; stigmas slenderly cylindrical or 2 plump lobes, 0.2-0.5 mm. Capsules 4-5 mm.

Flowering early May-mid Jul. Riparian, floodplains, stream banks, subalpine meadows, coarse-textured substrates, silt; 600-3100 m; Alta., B.C.; Calif., Colo., Idaho, Mont., Nev., Oreg., Wash., Wyo.

Salix fluviatilis Nuttall , long used for a Columbia River endemic (see 22. S. columbiana ), is a rejected name.

Hybrids:

Salix melanopsis forms natural hybrids with S. exigua var. exigua, S. sessilifolia , and S. sitchensis (R. D. Dorn 1998).

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Salix melanopsis
Salix melanopsis
Dusky Willow
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