Salix lindleyana Wall. ex Andersson, Kongl. Svenska Vetensk. Acad. Handl., n.s. 1850: 499 1851. (syn: Salix clavata Wall.; Salix lindleyana var. latifolia Anderss.);

Tibet, China (NW-Yunnan), Bhutan, Nepal, Pakistan (Deosai, Baltistan), Jammu
& Kashmir (Hazara, Kashmir), Sikkim
as per Catalogue of life

Shrubs procumbent, up to 3.5 cm tall; trunk creeping, dull brown. Juvenile branchlets ascending, russet, sparsely villous or glabrous. Buds yellowish green, ovoid, small, glabrous. Petiole 3-6 mm long; leaf blade obovate-oblong, oblong, or obovate-lanceolate, 1-1.5 cm long, ca. 4-7 mm wide, up to 2.5 cm long, 10 mm wide on shoots, abaxially pale, glabrous, pilose when young, adaxially bright green, glabrous, base cuneate, margin entire, usually slightly revolute, apex acute, rarely obtuse; midvein conspicuously raised abaxially. Flowering coetaneous. Catkins terminal, ovoid, only few flowered; bracts purplish red, broadly ovate, ciliate, apex rounded. Male flower: glands 2, ca. 1/3 as long as bracts; stamens 2; filaments villous at base; anthers broadly ovoid. Female flower: adaxial gland ca. 2/3 as long as bracts; ovary ovoid-conical, glabrous, subsessile; style short, thick, 2-cleft; stigma 2-lobed. Capsule shortly stipitate.

Flowering in June; fruiting from July to September.
Salix lindleyana is occurring in Xizang, NW Yunnan of China, Bhutan, Nepal, Pakistan, Sikkim.
Growing in moist rock crevices; 3800-4000 m.
(From Plants of Tibet on 14.2.14)

Rights holder(s): Wen, Jun





Attachments (2).
Salix flabellaris, specimens collected from Apharwat mountain (alt. 3100 m) in Kashmir. 

Sir, the specimen seems as S. lindleyana as the leaves in the image much smaller than S. flabellaris and elliptic (obovate in S. flabellaris).

Thanks a lot … for correction

This dwarf Salix species was photographed from above Tungnath in Uttarakhand, I am not sure whether it is S. flabellaris or S. lindleyana, though former looks likely because of broader leaves glaucous beneath. Please help in ID.

Thank you so much for posting this beautiful carpet willow. Photographs are really good. This is Salix lindleyana. I never find this species in the field. Please mention the month (if possible the exact date) you have collected this.

Thanks for appreciation …

This plant was photographed on June 1, 2013 at an altitude of about 3800 m

It is exclusively alpine species here in Uttarakhand.

When abundant on stony slopes it makes entire area orange-yellow in autumn season.

Salix lindleyana Wallich ex Andersson is a common dwarf shrub in alpine zones of Uttatakhand. It hardly exceeds a height of one foot. This occurs often in heavily glaciated areas.
Here seen in seed dispersal stage.
The picture is from Kedarnath area of Uttarakhand. Alt-about 3600m a.s.l.

Thanks for sharing this tiny shrublet. As yur description says it seems to a really small plant with leaves of size less than 1 cm

It is indeed a small, prostrate shrub, many a times clasping small stones or creeping over rocks. However, the rule that leaves will not exceed 1 cm length is many a times violated. The leaves may reach to 1.5 cm in length.

Thanks for your practical observations.



Fwd: Salix flabellaris or not ? 4 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (2).
Whether it is Salix flabellaris or not. variation in leaves. it is shot at 3600m but imges are not good.

efi page on Salix flabellaris 

This not Salix flabellaris, but could not reach to a decision only viewing the pictures

Looks very to mine S. lindleyana (ID by …) but perhaps leaves are larger here.

To me appears close to Salix lindleyana Wall. ex Andersson as suggested by …

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