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Salicaceae -- Willow family

    Maurice E. Demeritt, Jr.

    Poplar hybrids (Populus spp.) are the result of natural and  manmade crosses among poplar species. The genus is further  divided into five sections of which four are represented in North  America: Leuce (aspen type), to which P.  grandidentata and P. tremuloides (bigtooth  aspen and quaking aspen) belong; Aigeiros (cottonwood or  poplar type), to which P. deltoides, P. sargentii, P.  fremontii, and P. wislizeni (eastern, plains,  Fremont, and Rio Grande cottonwood) belong; Tacamahaca (balsam  poplar type), to which P. balsamifera, R trichocarpa,  and P. angustifolia (balsam poplar, black, and  narrowleaf cottonwood) belong, and Leucoides (swamp  poplar type), to which P. heterophylla belongs.  P. balsamifera subsp. trichocarpa has been  reported as the correct status of P. trichocarpa (44).


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Maurice E. Demeritt

Source: Silvics of North America

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