Salix denticulata Andersson, Kongl. Svenska Vetenskapsakad. Handl. 1850: 481 481 1851. (Syn: Salix elegans Wall.; Salix elegans Wall. ex Andersson; Salix govaniana Wall.; Salix himalensis Klotzsch ex Anderss.; Salix kamaunensis Lindl.);
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China (Sichuan, Yunnan), Tibet, India, Nepal, Pakistan (Kurram, Chitral, Astor, Swat), Jammu & Kashmir (Hazara, Murree, Kashmir) as per Catalogue of life;
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Shrub, or rarely a small tree; branches well divaricate, glabrous and glaucous; twig reddish. Leaves alternate, simple; blades elliptic, oblong-elliptic or oblong-obovate, 2-6 cm x 0.8-2.2 cm, denticulate or sometimes serrulate at margin; stipule not seen. Catkin solitary, axillary, appearing after the leaves. Male catkins slender, compact, yellowish; male flowers sessile, bracteate; glandular; stamens 2; filaments free, 2.5-3.5 mm long. Female catkins much longer than the male catkins, erect, compact; female flowers sessile, bracteate; glandular; carpels 2; lateral, syncarpous, glabrous; ovary superior;  style very short, indistinct; stigmas 2, bilobed. Infructescence subdense to lax; seeds  oblong, ellipsoid, white-silky.
Fl.: March-June;    Frt.: May-September.
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Distribution: INDIA (Jammu & Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Arunachal Pradesh); PAKISTAN; AFGHANISTAN; IRAN; NEPAL; BHUTAN; CHINA;TIBET. 
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This species of Salix is found both Eastern and Western Himalaya.
Salix denticulata Andersson  
Shrub, or rarely a small tree; branches well divaricate, glabrous and glaucous; twig reddish. Leaves alternate, simple; blades elliptic, oblong-elliptic or oblong-obovate, 2-6 cm x 0.8-2.2 cm, denticulate or sometimes serrulate at margin; stipule not seen. Catkin solitary, axillary, appearing after the leaves. Male catkins slender, compact, yellowish; male flowers sessile, bracteate; glandular; stamens 2; filaments free, 2.5-3.5 mm long. Female catkins much longer than the male catkins, erect, compact; female flowers sessile, bracteate; glandular; carpels 2; lateral, syncarpous, glabrous; ovary superior;  style very short, indistinct; stigmas 2, bilobed. Infructescence subdense to lax; seeds  oblong, ellipsoid, white-silky.
Fl.: March-June;    Frt.: May-September.
Distribution: INDIA (Jammu & Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Arunachal Pradesh); PAKISTAN; AFGHANISTAN; IRAN; NEPAL; BHUTAN; CHINA;TIBET.

This species is common in temperate and alpines of Uttarakhand. I believe it occurs up to 4000m here, particularly in glacial moraines where it becomes a dwarf shrub (not as dwarf as S.lindleyana) of 2-4 feets between boulders.


 


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ID request – wild plant from Uttarakhand : Attachments (3). 7 posts by 5 authors.

Badrinath, Uttarakhand, June 09.

ID help requested.


Was it planted as a hedge plant.
It can be some kind of Salix (Willow)
Several species are found in North India esp in H.P.


This species is Salix denticulata showing the twigs with female catkins. The characters which help to identify the species from the photographs are: Twigs reddish to light brown. Leaves alternate; blades oblong-elliptic or oblong-obovate, obtuse to rounded or occasionally acute at apex, denticulate or sometimes serrulate at margin, broadly cuneate at base, bright green above, pale and glaucous beneath, glabrous on both the surfaces; midrib prominent. Young leaves and petiole purplish to pale green. Female catkins erect to sub-erect, slender, cylindrical, compact and green.



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My 6th Salix species from Himachal (3200 m asl).


Seems S.denticulata to me.


Agreed with …   This is Salix denticulata Andersson.

The most distinct character in the photograph that helps to identifying this species is the much elongated non-flowering portion with 3-5 basal leaves of the fruiting catkins. The leaf characters (blades elliptic, oblong-elliptic or oblong-obovate; denticulate or sometimes serrulate at margin; distinct mid-veins and secondary veins on the dorsal surface; secondary veins subopposite to alternate, curved, oblique and mostly 45°) of Salix denticulata are also quite distinct that could be viewed after zooming from the picture.



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Salix denticulata photographed from below Jawahar Tunnel in Kashmir. Pl. validate


Yes Sir, this is Salix denticulata.


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Salix elegans, photographed from Apharwat (alt. 3200 m) and Sonamarg (alt. 2700 m), pl validate.


Identity is correct, but Salix elegans is now used as a synonym of Salix denticulata.


Thanks …, you are right.

These are my pre 1975 labels. I will update them now.



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VoF Week: Salik Sp??? at VOF: Small shrub at VoF. Could this be some Salix sp.?
Date/Time: 08-08-2012 / 07:40AM

Yes Salix sp. Some more information should help.


Seems Salix denticulata.


Salix denticulata Andersson is a common temperate and alpine shrub in Uttarakhand.
The picture is from Pindari Glacier area of Uttarakhand.

 


Salix denticulata Andersson

This photograph is taken near Baisakhi Indian Army Camp, West Kameng, Arunachal Pradesh.


Nice photographs …



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3 posts by 2 authors.

Kindly identify

Salix spp… Photographed in June at 2500m from Paddar valley J&K.


This is Salix denticulata

 


Kindly Identify

Salix spp… Photographed in June at 3200m from Paddar valley


This also Salix denticulata. Nice photograph



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This small-sized tree was shot during visit to Chakrata region, wanted to know the species, if this can be concluded from the posted pictures…


Nice pictures. This is Salix denticulata.



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Small shrub at VoF.  … has earlier indicated that this could be Salix denticulata?
Date/Time: 08-08-2012 / 07:40AM


This is Salix denticulata.



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SK317JAN12-2017:ID : 9 posts by 4 authors. Attachments (5)

Location: Ranikot, Bhaktapur, Nepal
Altitude: 6300 ft.
Date: 10 May 2014

I think Salix sp….


Salix species in eFloraofindia (with details/ keys from published papers/ regional floras/ FRLHT/ FOI/ Biotik/ efloras/ books etc., where ever available on net)


Could it be Salix insignis Andersson (accepted name) ??

Looks like matching with the description as per the link below but altitude as per book not matching !

FOC Link


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May I advise that Salix is an EXCEEDINGLY difficult genus.  In many cases SPECIALIST input is required.



Enclosing book print of Salix found in the Kathmandu Valley.
I still guess it could be Salix denticulata Andersson 
syn : Salix elegans Wall. ex Andersson
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Yes to me also appear close to images at


Thank you …!

Nepali Names : बुइसेत Buiset / पासा काठ Paasaa Kath



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Saw this small sized tree on the way to VOF from Ghangaria, Uttarakhand in Aug 2018.
Requested to please provide ID. Is this Salix denticulata?

Efi page available at


May be as per first glance.


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IDENTITY OF TREE : 8 posts by 5 authors. Attachments (6)
Attaching few images of a medium size tree. Locals call it JAL-SHISHU. The tree grows near water body. Striking character of the tree is the cottony substance it releases. Can anybody identify it please ?

I think it is some species of Salix.


I guess Salix denticulata Andersson 1

ya could be


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Salix denticulata Andersson : 1 post by 1 author. Attachments (7)- around 700 kb each.
Location: Phulchoki, Lalitpur, Nepal
Altitude: 2446 m.
Date: 8 May 2019

Habit : Wild



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SK1964 02 June 2019 : 2 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (7)- around 700 kb each.
Location: Chandragiri, Kathmandu, Nepal
Altitude: 2543 m.
Date: 27 May 2019
Habit : Wild
Salix denticulata Andersson, again??

Yes. appears close to your earlier post at Salix denticulata Andersson


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Salix denticulata in FOI : 5 posts by 3 authors.
Images of Thingnam ji at Salix denticulata in FOI are different as per images and details at Salix denticulata Andersson
To me these appear to be close to Salix tetrasperma Roxb. Pl. correct.

You may be right. In addition, the altitude of Mussoorie is too low for Salix denticulata which is found at elevations 2400 m upwards. I will check for Salix tetrasperma, which is found below 1800 m elevations.


Yes, it is not S. denticulata!


It still needs to be corrected.


Thank you so much …, for reminding me. It has been removed now.



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Salix denticulata : 4 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (8)


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Salix denticulata from near Bangayani Temple Himachal Pradesh-GS04012021-5
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Salix denticulata Anders. Syn: S. elegans Wall.
Photographed from near Bangayani Temple, Himachal Pradesh,



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