Populus L.

First published in Sp. Pl.: 1032 (1753)
This genus is accepted
The native range of this genus is Temp. Northern Hemisphere to Mexico. N. & E. Tropical Africa.

Descriptions

Salicaceae, C.M. Wilmot-Dear. Flora of Tropical East Africa. 1985

Morphology General Habit
Trees
Morphology General Buds
Buds with several unequal outer scales
Morphology Leaves
Leaves on mature growth usually broad (juvenile foliage sometimes linear, ‘ Salix -like’)
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Disc
Disc cup-shaped, annular or fimbriate
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Male flowers with 4–many stamens; anthers oblong Female flowers with style very short, 2–4-branched, each branch entire or 2–3-fid
sex Male
Male flowers with 4–many stamens; anthers oblong
sex Female
Female flowers with style very short, 2–4-branched, each branch entire or 2–3-fid
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Capsule 2–4 valved.
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Common Names

English
Poplar

Sources

  • Flora of Tropical East Africa

    • Flora of Tropical East Africa
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  • Herbarium Catalogue Specimens

  • Kew Backbone Distributions

    • The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Vascular Plants 2024. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and https://powo.science.kew.org/
    • © Copyright 2023 World Checklist of Vascular Plants. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0
  • Kew Living Collection Database

    • Common Names from Plants and People Africa http://www.plantsandpeopleafrica.com/
  • Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone

    • The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Vascular Plants 2024. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and https://powo.science.kew.org/
    • © Copyright 2023 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Vascular Plants. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0
  • Kew Science Photographs

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