Salix serpyllum Andersson, J. Linn. Soc., Bot. 4: 55–56 1860. (Syn: Salix arbuscula Anderss.; Salix brachista var. multiflora C. Wang & P.Y. Fu; Salix chumulamanica C. Wang & P.Y. Fu; Salix fruticulosa Anderss.; Salix furcata Anderss.; Salix hylematica C. K. Schneider; Salix hylematica var. scopulicola (P. I Mao & W. Z. Li) N.
Chao & G. T. Gong; Salix longipes Hook. fil. & Thoms. ex Anderss.; Salix nelamunensis C. Wang & P.Y. FuSalix scopulicola P. Y. Mao & W. Z. Li);
Tibet, Bhutan, India, Nepal, Sikkim as per Catalogue of life;


Salicaceae (including Flacourtiaceae) Fortnight: Salix serpullum, from Yumthang valley, Sikkim SC 29 : 1 post by 1 author.
Salix serpyllum Andersson
This carpet willow is found in North Sikkim.
Catkins are red and are associated with Primula species very often.


Salicaceae (including Flacourtiaceae) Fortnight: Salix sp. for identification from Himachal, GSG-03 : 1 image. 2 posts by 2 authors
My 3rd species of Salix from Himachal (3700 m asl).

Thanks … for posting this beautiful willow!! This is male catkins of Salix hylematica Schneider (syn. S. fruticulosa Andersson; S. furcata Andersson).

I want to know the male catkins whether on terminal of branchlets, i’m not sure from the picture.

This should be Salix faxonianoides C. Wang & P.Y. Fu, Acta Phytotax. Sin. 12(2): 194–195, pl. 50, f. 2. 1974.


My 2nd species of Salix from Himachal (3700 m asl)
Possibly Salix denticulata?

This is also Salix hylematica.


Salicaceae (including Flacourtiaceae) Fortnight: Salix sp. for identification from Himachal, GSG-04 : 2 images. 4 posts by 4 authors.
My 4th Salix species from Himachal (3600 m asl) 

This species is Salix hylematica (syn. S. fruticulosa & S. furcata) showing female catkins

Interesting species. I have not seen it here in Uttarakhand.

This should be interesting … I photographed a dwarf species from above Tungnath, which I identified as S. hylematica from Flowers of Himalayas, which describes only two dwarf alpine shrublets. I excluded S. linleyana which is matforming species (this was not). I will upload soon after I am through with my Populus uploads, to have it confirmed or identified as something else.


SK 3777 05 July 2023: 5 very high res. images.

Location: Dhorpatan, Baglung, Nepal 
Date: 31May 2023
Elevation: 2900 m.

Habit : Wild

Crassulaceae ??

Salix sp.

Pls check Salix lindleyana

Appear as fruiting specimen of some Salix.

Looks matching to some extent but elevation does not match. Could it be Salix serpyllum Andersson

since it looks closer to it and the elevation also fits !

Quite possible.

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