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Range DescriptionSalix daphnoides is native to the mountains of northern, central and southern Europe. Its distribution consists primarily of three disjunct and fragmented areas: 1) southern Spain and France, where it is found in very few localities in the Pyrenees near the border between France and Spain, over an area of 700 km² (Anthos 2010); 2) Central Europe where it occurs in France, Italy, Switzerland, Germany, Austria, Croatia and Slovenia; 3) over small areas close to the borders of Slovakia, Czech Republic and Poland and larger areas in Romania and Ukraine, while its precise distribution in Russia is unknown. It is also native to middle-eastern Sweden and the adjacent areas in Norway (ArtDatabanken 2010, Artsdatabanken 2010). The species' range has been expanded through cultivation over a wider area. It has been introduced into the United Kingdom, where it is found frequently throughout as a landscape and ornamental tree (Online Atlas of the British and Irish Flora 2012, Evarts-Bunders 2003) and is found as a vagrant in Denmark and Finland (Uotila 2011). It occurs in two areas in southern France, in the Alps and on the border with Spain (INPN 2012). In the Czech Republic it is found in the easternmost part in the Beskydy Mountains and only occurs naturally in this part of the country (Sochor et al. 2010). It is found at elevations up to 2000 metres asl in the Alps (Skvortsov 1999). It is found throughout Germany and Switzerland.