Genus:
Populus L.

Populus alba L.

This species is accepted, and its native range is Central & S. Europe to Xinjiang and W. Himalaya. It is has environmental uses, as a medicine and for fuel and food.

[FTEA]

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

Note
Has been grown as an ornamental in Kenya:Navaisha District, Kitiri [Kitini], 17 Jan. 1955, D.G.B. Leakey H12/55!, said by collector to be spreading.
Morphology General Habit
Tree to 30 m..
Morphology General Indumentum
Twigs, buds and petioles white-tomentose.
Morphology Leaves
Immature leaves large, ovate, 3–5-lobed, coarsely toothed, 6–12 cm. long, width slightly less, mature leaves smaller, ovate-elliptical or oblong-elliptical, often wider than long, sinuate-dentate; both forms with ± acute apex, rounded or subcordate base, dark green above, densely white tomentose beneath.
sex Male
Male inflorescence 6 cm. long or more; bracts broadly ovate or oblong; flowers crowded, sessile; disc entire, with undulate or shallowly irregularly lobed margin; stamens 6–10.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Female inflorescence similar but shorter; ovary narrowly ovoid, up to 1.5 mm. long, 1 mm. wide, stigmas 4, linear, 0.7–1 mm. long. Male inflorescence 6 cm. long or more; bracts broadly ovate or oblong; flowers crowded, sessile; disc entire, with undulate or shallowly irregularly lobed margin; stamens 6–10.
sex Female
Female inflorescence similar but shorter; ovary narrowly ovoid, up to 1.5 mm. long, 1 mm. wide, stigmas 4, linear, 0.7–1 mm. long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Capsule narrowly ovoid 2–3 mm. long.

[UPFC]
Distribution
Biogeografic region: Andean. Colombian departments: Bogotá DC.
Conservation
IUCN Red List Assessment (2021): LC.

[UPFC]
Use Environmental
Environmental uses.
Use Fuel
Used for fuels.
Use Gene Sources
Used as gene sources.
Use Food
Used for food.
Use Materials
Used as material.
Use Medicines
Medical uses.

Native to:

Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria, Altay, Austria, Bulgaria, Central European Rus, Corse, Czechoslovakia, East Aegean Is., East European Russia, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iran, Italy, Kazakhstan, Kriti, Lebanon-Syria, Libya, Morocco, North Caucasus, Pakistan, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Sardegna, Sicilia, South European Russi, Spain, Switzerland, Tadzhikistan, Transcaucasus, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, West Himalaya, West Siberia, Xinjiang, Yugoslavia

Introduced into:

Alabama, Angola, Argentina Northeast, Argentina South, Azores, Baleares, Baltic States, Belgium, Bolivia, Canary Is., China North-Central, China Southeast, Colorado, Cyprus, Denmark, Falkland Is., Free State, Great Britain, Guatemala, Illinois, Inner Mongolia, Iraq, Ireland, Japan, Kentucky, Korea, Krasnoyarsk, Lesotho, Madeira, Manchuria, Mexico Southwest, Minnesota, Netherlands, New Mexico, New South Wales, New York, Newfoundland, North European Russi, Northern Provinces, Northwest European R, Palestine, Primorye, Qinghai, Queensland, Rwanda, South Australia, St.Helena, Sweden, Tasmania, Tennessee, Vermont, Victoria, Wisconsin

English
Bolle's Poplar, White Poplar

Populus alba L. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status Has image?
Jan 1, 1852 Wierzbicki [1632], Germany K000592102 Yes
Hooker [s.n.], Morocco K000243563 Yes
Hooker [s.n.], Morocco K000243564 Yes
Hooker [s.n.], Morocco K000243565 Yes

First published in Sp. Pl.: 1034 (1753)

Accepted by

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