Native range is E. Medit. to Central Asia and India (Haryana) as per POWO;
Turkey (E-Anatolia, S-Anatolia, SE-Anatolia), Iran (EC-Iran, E-Iran, N-Iran,
Iranian Aserbaijan, S-Iran, W-Iran), Iraq (NE-Iraq, NW-Iraq, SE-Iraq:
Mesopotamia, W-Iraq: Desert), Israel (coastal W-Israel, Rift Valley, N-Israel),
Jordania (S-Jordania, W-Jordania), Lebanon (coastal W-Lebanon), Saudi Arabia
(NE-Saudi Arabia), Sinai peninsula (C-Sinai), Syria (Jazira, NW-Syria), Oman,
Afghanistan (Badghys, Bamyan, Farah, Helmand, Herat, Kabul, Kandahar, Kunar /
Nuristan, Laghman, Wardak, Nangarhar, Paktia / Khost, Parwan, Samangan),
Pakistan (Sind, Baluchistan, Kurram, N.W.Frontier Prov., Chitral, Swat, Gilgit,
Hazara, Punjab), Jammu & Kashmir (Murree, Kashmir),
(Kopet-Dagh), Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, N-India
as per Catalogue of Life;

This species occurs mainly in the Middle East, from Sinai and Turkey east through Iran and Iraq to Pakistan and Afghanistan, with a few scattered population in the Arabian Peninsula (Nasir and Ali 1980-2005).

This species typically grows in ravines, wadis, near irrigation channels and in oasis, where it may be planted (Miller and Cope 1996).
(From IUCN Red List (LC) on 16.2.14)





4 posts by 2 authors.
Please help in deciding the correct identity of this plant a small tree photographed from Dachigam, Kashmir.

Yes, it is Salix acmophylla Boiss.

Thanks a lot … Salix and Populus are two genera with which I have been out of touch for nearly 35 years when I did not visit Kashmir and seem to have forgotten most species. I have been visiting Kashmir every year since 2010 but unfortunately only in Summer months when none is in flowering condition. I will plan March-April visit in near future to get them in flowering to get back a grip on the species.

Awesome idea Sir. April-May would be fruitful for getting both flowering and fruiting. Please take numerous photographs of Salix and Populus. Kashmir is really heaven for the Salix lovers.


Salix ID : 3 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (1).
kindly identify the Salix species from Kashmir

Close up and catkins can help, but looks like S. acmophylla.