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Salix alaxensis (Andersson) Coville
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FamilyScientific name @ source (records)
Corticiaceae  Cytidia salicina @ BPI (1)
Cyphellaceae  Cyphella @ BPI (1)
Dermateaceae  Mollisia sublividula @ BPI (1)
Erysiphaceae  Uncinula salicis @ BPI (1)
Exidiaceae  Exidia glandulosa @ BPI (1)
Fomitopsidaceae  Daedalea confragosa @ BPI (1)
Hymenochaetaceae  Hymenochaete tabacina @ BPI (2)
Melampsoraceae  Melampsora bigelowii @ BPI (2)

Melampsora epitea @ BPI (1)

Melampsora paradoxa @ BPI (3)

Melampsora ribesii-purpureae @ BPI (1)
Mytilinidiaceae  Lophium dolabriforme @ BPI (1)
Pleosporaceae  Pleospora vulgaris @ BPI (1)
Polyporaceae  Fomes igniarius @ BPI (1)

Polyporus elegans @ BPI (2)
Psathyrellaceae  Ozonium auricomum @ BPI (1)
Rhytismataceae  Rhytisma salicinum @ BPI (1)
Stereaceae  Aleurodiscus @ BPI (1)
Stictidaceae  Stictis conotremoides @ BPI (1)
Ulvaceae  Solenia anomala @ BPI (1)
Valsaceae  Valsa boreella @ BPI (1)

Valsa @ BPI (1)
Xylariaceae  Hypoxylon mammatum @ BPI (1)

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Salix alaxensis (Andersson) Coville
feltleaf willow

General Information
Symbol: SAAL
Group: Dicot
Family: Salicaceae
Duration: Perennial
Growth Habit : Shrub
Native Status : AK   N
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Rank Scientific Name and Common Name
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 alaxensis (Andersson) Coville – feltleaf willow

Subordinate Taxa

The Plants Database includes the following 2 subspecies of Salix alaxensis . Click below on a thumbnail map or name for subspecies profiles. Plant is native (blue) Native Plant is introduced Introduced Plant is introduced Native and Introduced Related taxa legend Distribution of <i>
Salix alaxensis</i>
(Andersson) Coville var. <i>
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Salix alaxensis var. alaxensis
feltleaf willow Distribution of <i>
Salix alaxensis</i>
(Andersson) Coville var. <i>
(Rydb.) C.K. Schneid.
Salix alaxensis var. longistylis
feltleaf willow

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Source Large Mammals Small Mammals Water Birds Terrestrial Birds
Quinlan Minor Low


Source Large Mammals Small Mammals Water Birds Terrestrial Birds
Quinlan Moderate


Quinlan, S.E., and S. Cuccarese. 2004. Native Alaskan and exotic plants used by wildlife . Alaska Department of Fish and Game. Anchorage.

Description of Values

Value Class Food Cover
High Average 25-50% of diet Regular source of cover
Low 5-10% of diet Infrequently used as cover
Minor 2-5% of diet Sparsely used as cover
Moderate Average 10-25% of diet Occasional source of cover

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95. Salix alaxensis (Andersson) Coville, Proc. Wash. Acad. Sci. 2: 280. 1900.

Felt-leaf willow

Salix speciosa Hooker & Arnott var. alaxensis Andersson in A. P. de Candolle and A. L. P. P. de Candolle, Prodr. 16(2): 275. 1868

Shrubs or trees, 1-7 m. Stems: branches yellow-brown or red-brown, not glaucous, glabrous or villous; branchlets gray-brown or red-brown, glabrescent or villous. Leaves: stipules (sometimes marcescent), foliaceous, (3-23 mm), apex acuminate to acute; petiole convex to flat, or shallowly grooved adaxially, 3-20 mm, tomentose adaxially, (strongly ventricose around floral buds); largest medial blade broadly oblong, narrowly oblong, narrowly elliptic to elliptic, narrowly oblanceolate, oblanceolate, obovate, or broadly obovate, 50-110 × 13-35 mm, 2-4 times as long as wide, base cuneate or convex, margins strongly revolute, entire or crenate, apex acuminate, acute, or convex, abaxial surface glaucous or not (usually obscured by hairs, midrib yellowish), densely tomentose or villous-tomentose, hairs wavy, adaxial dull, sparsely or moderately densely villous (floccose) to glabrescent, (hairs white or gray); proximal blade margins entire; juvenile blade reddish or yellowish green (color often obscured by hairs), very densely woolly-tomentose abaxially, hairs white. Catkins flowering before leaves emerge; staminate stout, 23-55 × 13-27 mm, flowering branchlet 0-6 mm; pistillate densely flowered, slender to stout, 33-103 × 8-22 mm, flowering branchlet 0-13 mm; floral bract brown or black, 1.5-2-2.5 mm, apex acute to convex, abaxially sparsely hairy, hairs straight. Staminate flowers: adaxial nectary narrowly oblong to oblong, 0.5-1.4 mm; filaments distinct; anthers purple turning yellow, long-cylindrical, 0.6-0.9 mm. Pistillate flowers: adaxial nectary narrowly oblong, 0.6-1.6 mm; stipe 0-0.4 mm; ovary pyriform, (hairs refractive, wavy), beak gradually tapering to styles; ovules 14-18 per ovary; styles 1.3-2.8 mm; stigmas 0.4-0.99-1.28 mm. Capsules 4-5 mm.

Varieties 2 (2 in the flora): n North America, Asia (n, e Siberia).

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