Salix caprea L., Sp. Pl. 1020 1753. (Syn: Amerina tomentosa Raf.; Capraea vulgaris Opiz; Nectopix caprea (L.) Raf.; Nectopix sphacelata Raf.; Salix aquatica Lam.; Salix aurigerana Lapeyr.; Salix bakko Kimura; Salix caprea f. elongata (Nakai) Kitag.; Salix caprea var. ishidoyana (Nakai) M.Kim; Salix caprea var. lanatifolia Björnstr.; Salix caprea f. pendula (T.Lang) Rehder; Salix caprea var. pendula T.Lang; Salix caprea var. ramuliflorus Tucovic & V.Isajev; Salix caprea f. subglabra (Y.L.Chang & Skvortsov) Kitag.; Salix caprina Dulac; Salix coaetanea (Hartm.) Flod.; Salix grandifolia Fr. ex Nyman; Salix hallaisanensis H.Lév.; Salix hultenii Flod.; Salix idae Goerz; Salix ishidoyana Nakai; Salix lanata Lightf.; Salix lanata Vill.; Salix praecox Salisb.; Salix sphacelata Sm.; Salix tomentosa Ser.; Salix tomentosa var. androgyna Ser.; Salix tomentosa var. macrophylla Ser.; Salix tomentosa var. rotundifolia Ser.; Salix tomentosa var. tenuifolia Ser.; Salix tomentosa var. ternata Ser.; Salix ulmifolia Thuill.);
Temp. Eurasia: Albania, Altay, Austria, Baltic States, Belarus, Belgium, Bulgaria, Central European Rus, Corse, Czechoslovakia, Denmark, East European Russia, Finland, France, Germany, Great Britain, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Kazakhstan, Korea, Krym, Lebanon-Syria, Netherlands, North Caucasus, North European Russi, Northwest European R, Norway, Poland, Romania, Sicilia, South European Russi, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Transcaucasus, Turkey, Ukraine, Yugoslavia; Introduced into: Alabama, Argentina South, Arkansas, Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Illinois, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Nebraska, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Ontario, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Tristan da Cunha, Washington as per POWO;
Common name: Goat Willow, Pussy willow, Great sallow • Kashmiri: Braed mushk برآڑ مشک

Salix caprea: 2 high res. images.
Kashmiri name: Braed mushk

Location:Ganderbal kashmir 

Date of collection: 14 March 2021.

It does not have any distribution in India as per POWO 1 and POWO 2 and as per details at Salix.
Pl. check with Salix disperma Roxb. ex D. Don as per images and details herein.

Please check here sir.. Distribution of salix caprea in kashmir.
Research gate


Was it cultivated as stated in the publication?

Introduced sir. Cultivated in kashmir

But you have not mentioned as such in your post. That is why place, date, habit and habitat etc. are important. Pl. mention in future posts, otherwise we are wasting so much of each other’s time.

… sir has already mentioned that this sp. Of salix is cultivated in kashmir
Flowers of India


References: POWO  Catalogue of Life  The Plant List Ver.1.1  Flowers of India  Research gate  Easy Ayurveda

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