Salix sericocarpa Andersson, J. Linn. Soc., Bot. 4: 43–44 1860. (Syn: Salix dolichostachya Flod.; Salix rehderiana var. lasiogyna C. Wang & P.Y. Fu);
Afghanistan, China South-Central, East Himalaya, Nepal, Pakistan, Tibet, West Himalaya as per POWO (syn: Salix insignis Andersson; Salix oxycarpa Andersson);
Common name: Silky Fruit Willow • Ladakhi:



Salix dolichostachya Flod.,
syn: Salix daphnoides sensu Brandis (non Vill.),; Parker
Described in early Indian books as S. daphnoides, these specimens were collected from Sonamarg, Kashmir at an altitude of about 2800 m

Skovortsov (1966) used S. dolichostachya Flod. as a synonym under S. sericocarpa.

Yes …, I have read that in eFlora of Pakistan who recognize S. dolichostachya. Would like to know your assessment and its position in your revision of Salicaceae. We would really appreciate if could send me the key to Indian species so that it can be uploaded on our Group website.

Both of their leaves are very similar. Their habit and habitat is also merge to some extent but based on differences of many microscopic characters of male and female flowers I treated them as individual species.
I’ll share the key for Populus species. For Salix I made key for each individual section, not as a whole.
Another Salix sp. photographed along Chopta Mandal Road in Uttarakhand. Pl. help in ID.

Sir, this is perhaps Salix sericocarpa Andersson




Salix sp. photographed from along Chopta Mandal road in Uttarakhand.
A tree with red branched and distinctly white leaves on under surface. Please help in ID

Salix sericocarpa Andersson is possible as per comparative images at Salix
Pl. check.



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