Salix stomatophora Floderus, Geogr. Ann. Svenska Sällsk. Antropol. 1935: 315 (1935) (syn: Salix bhutanensis Flod. ; Salix bhutanensis var. lasiopes (Z.Wang & P.Y.Fu) N.Chao ; Salix bhutanensis var. yadongensis (N.Chao) N.Chao ; Salix filistyla Z.Wang & P.Y.Fu ; Salix himalayensis var. filistyla (Z.Wang & P.Y.Fu) C.F.Fang ; Salix lasiopes Z.Wang & P.Y.Fu ; Salix nepalensis Yonek. ; Salix yadongensis N.Chao);
Central & E. Himalaya to Tibet: East Himalaya, Nepal, Tibet as per POWO;

Similar to S. wallichiana, but leaves (immature) 3-4 x 1-1.5cm, densely pubescent along the midrib but otherwise glabrescent, minutely whitish punctate beneath; filaments pubescent; capsules more sparsely pubescent; style 1 mm, divided to middle, branches rather thick, undivided.
(Attributions: A.C.J Grierson & D.G Long. Flora of Bhutan. Published by RBGE. 1983 as per Bhutan Biodiversity Portal (Salix stomatophora Floderus))

Shrub 1.5-3m; branchlets villous, becoming glabrous. Leaves elliptic, 3-5 x 1.5-2cm, acute, base rounded or truncate, margins entire, green and, apart from white pubescent midrib, glabrous above, ± glabrous beneath expert for white woolly veins; petioles 3mm; stipules lanceolate 2mm, glandular serrulate. Catkins precocious. Male catkins 4-5cm on peduncles 5mm, bracts obovate, 2.5mm, obtuse or retuse, white villous; stamens 2, filaments connate from middle to base, pubescent. Female catkins 5-7 x 2cm, on peduncles 1cm, scales 2mm brown, long whitish villous. Capsule narrowly ovoid, attenuate, 6mm, glabrous, borne on pedicel 1mm; styles 2mm, shortly 4-fid at apex

Fl. April-May
Blue pine forests.
(Attributions- A.C.J Grierson & D.G Long. Flora of Bhutan. Published by RBGE. 1983 as per Bhutan Biodiversity Portal)

SK 3933 March 2024: 5 very high res. images.

Location: Phulchoki, Nepal
Date: 02 March 2024
Elevation: 2363m.

Habitat: Wild

Salix karelinii Turcz. ex Stschegl. ??

I do not thnk it matches with images and details and references at
I also failed to reach any near as per comparative images at

Do you think that the following  have some matching ?

By the way, matching elevations are bhutanenis, denticulata, karelinii, obscura, seriocarpa !

This appears close to Salix stomatophora Flod. (syn: Salix bhutanensis Flod.) as per POWO and GBIF specimens (one). Pl. see the typical bracts at the base of each inflorescence.

I think you are right … Initially, I thought the same but got some confusion !


SK588 22 JUN-2017:ID : 4 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (5)
Location: Muktinath, Nepal
Date: 11 April  2017
Altitude: 12000 ft.
Salix …. ???

Salix species in eFloraofindia (with details/ keys from published papers/ regional floras/ FRLHT/ FOI/ Biotik/ efloras/ books etc., where ever available on net)

Salix bhutanensis Floderus??

Yes, possible as per specimens at GBIF as per FoC illustration.






POWO  Catalogue of Life  GBIF specimens (one) (High resolution specimens) India Flora Online  India Biodiversity Portal  Bhutan Biodiversity Portal
References (for Salix bhutanensis Flod.):
Catalogue of Life  The Plant List Ver.1.1  Tropicos  POWO (Salix stomatophora Flod.)  GBIF (High resolution specimens)  Flora of China  FoC illustration  Annotated checklist of Flowering plants of Nepal  India Biodiversity Portal  Bhutan Biodiversity Portal Wikipedia  

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