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Tree up to 40 m tall. Branches long, drooping; bark deeply fishered, grayish. Leaf stipulate, stipules obliquely lanceolate or ovate, toothed or subulate. Petiole 3-5(10) mm long. Lamina 8-16 x 0.8-1.5 cm., narrowly elliptic to linear lanceolate, serrulate, acuminate, glabrous or with sparse adpressed hairs. Catkins appearing before or with leaves, borne or short leafy stalks. Male catkin up to 2.5 cm long. Bracts ovate lanceolate, slightly hairy below. Stamens 2, free, hairy at the base. Female catkin up to 5 cm long. Flowers with one oblong gland, longer than stipe. Ovary subsessile, ovoid, glabrous, style short, stigma 2-4 parted. Capsule 3-4 mm.


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