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Salix ovalifolia Trautv.
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Salix ovalifolia Trautv.
oval-leaf willow

General Information
Symbol: SAOV
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 ovalifolia Trautv. – oval-leaf willow

Subordinate Taxa

The Plants Database includes the following 4 subspecies of Salix ovalifolia . 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 ovalifolia</i>
Trautv. var. <i>
(Hultén) Argus
Salix ovalifolia var. arctolitoralis
arctic seashore willow Distribution of <i>
Salix ovalifolia</i>
Trautv. var. <i>
(Rydb.) C.R. Ball
Salix ovalifolia var. cyclophylla
oval-leaf willow Distribution of <i>
Salix ovalifolia</i>
Trautv. var. <i>
(Andersson) Argus
Salix ovalifolia var. glacialis
glacial willow Distribution of <i>
Salix ovalifolia</i>
Trautv. var. <i>
ovalifolia </i>
Salix ovalifolia var. ovalifolia
oval-leaf willow

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38. Salix ovalifolia Trautvetter, Nouv. Mém. Soc. Imp. Naturalistes Moscou. 2: 306, plate 13. 1832.

Arctic seashore or oval-leaf willow

Plants 0.02-0.05 m, not clonal or forming clones by layering. Stems trailing; branches yellow-brown, gray-brown, or red-brown, glabrous or hairy; branchlets yellow-green, yellow-brown, or red-brown, glabrous or pilose. Leaves: stipules usually absent or rudimentary, rarely foliaceous; petiole (deeply to shallowly grooved adaxially), 1.1-16 mm, (glabrous); largest medial blade hypostomatous, narrowly to broadly elliptic, circular, subcircular, or obovate, 13-46 × 7-20 mm, 1-3.4 times as long as wide, base subcordate, cordate, rounded, or convex, margins slightly revolute or flat, entire, sometimes ciliate, apex convex, rounded, acuminate, acute, or retuse, abaxial surface glabrous, villous, long-silky, pubescent, or pilose, hairs wavy or straight, adaxial highly glossy, usually glabrous; proximal blade margins entire; juvenile blade (reddish or yellowish green), pilose, villous, or long-silky abaxially. Catkins: staminate 4.8-46 × 5-11 mm, flowering branchlet 1.5-24 mm; pistillate moderately densely flowered, stout, subglobose, globose, or slender, 6.3-50 × 5-28 mm, flowering branchlet 2.5-22 mm; floral bract brown, greenish, or bicolor, 1.2-2 mm, apex rounded, entire or, sometimes, 2-fid, abaxially hairy, hairs straight or wavy. Staminate flowers: abaxial nectary 0.6-1 mm, adaxial nectary oblong or ovate, 0.6-1.6 mm, nectaries distinct or connate and cup-shaped; filaments distinct or connate less than 1/2 their lengths (glabrous); anthers elliptic, short-cylindrical, or globose, 0.3-0.5(-0.6) mm. Pistillate flowers: abaxial nectary (0-)0.4-0.6 mm, adaxial nectary longer than stipe; stipe 0.2-1.4 mm; ovary obclavate or pyriform, glaucous or not, usually glabrous or tomentose, sometimes pubescent or villous, beak abruptly tapering to styles; ovules 10-15 per ovary; styles 0.2-0.8 mm; stigmas flat, abaxially non-papillate with pointed tip, or slenderly cylindrical, 0.32-0.41-0.64 mm. Capsules 5.2-9.6 mm. 2 n = 38.

Varieties 4 (4 in the flora): n, nw North America, Asia.

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