Salix sect. Myrtosalix

A. Kerner
Verh. K. K. Zool.-Bot. Ges. Wien 10: 203. 1860.
Synonyms: Salix subsect. Myrtilloides C. K. Schneider
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 7. Treatment on page 71. Mentioned on page 29, 69.

Plants 0.01–0.55 m, clonal by layering or rhizomes. Largest medial blades hypostomatous, amphistomatous, or hemiamphistomatous, abaxial surface glaucous or not. Catkins from subterminal or lateral buds. Staminate flowers: filaments glabrous or hairy. Pistillate flowers: abaxial nectary sometimes present, not connate to adaxial nectary; ovary not glaucous, puberulent or pilose to very densely villous or silky, or glabrous, hairs white, gray, or ferruginous, flattened or ribbonlike.


North America, Europe, Asia.


Species 21 (5 in the flora).

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