Salix violacea Andrews


Family: Salicaceae

Genus: Salix

Description: 

Willow with lance-shaped leaves finely sawed, smooth, and glaucous beneath : branches covered with a violet-coloured powder. (Bot. Repos.)

History: 

Published in Bot. Repos. 9: 581 in 1809-10: It is said to be a native of Russia or Siberia, and to have been introduced by Mr. John Bell of Sion Gate about the year 1798. Whether it may or may not be the same species as Salix acutifolia of Willdenow, which he published without having seen the fructification, we leave to those who have seen his specimen to determine.

Status is unresolved since all the listings I have found with other authors post-date this publication. No listing under Andrews found.

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