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Synopsis of the genus Salix (Salicaceae) in southern Africa

K. L. Immelman
Bothalia | Vol 17, No 1 | a1026 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/abc.v17i1.1026 | © 1987 K. L. Immelman | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 23 October 1987 | Published: 23 October 1987

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K. L. Immelman, Botanical Research Institute, South Africa

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One species of  Salix, S. mucronata Thunb. (=S subserrata Willd.), with five subspecies, is recognized as indigenous to the southern African region. Problems of delimitation in the genus in southern Africa are discussed, and a key to the indigenous and exotic taxa is presented. The synonymy of the subspecies is presented, with leaf silhouettes and a distribution map of each. The following new combinations are made: S. mucronata subsp. hirsuta (Thunb.) Immelman, S.  mucronata subsp. capensis (Thunb.) Immelman, 5.  mucronata subsp. woodii (Seemen) Immelman and  S. mucronata subsp. wilmsii (Seemen) Immelman.


phytogeography, Salicaceae; <i>Salix</i>; southern Africa; taxonomy


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