Salicaceae


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Salicaceae

[‚sal·ə′kās·ē‚ē]
(botany)
The single family of the order Salicales.

Salicaceae

 

a family of dicotyledonous plants, comprising three genera: Populus, Salix, and Chosenia. Salicaceae are dioecious trees or shrubs. The alternate leaves have stipules; in many varieties the leaves fall early. The flowers, gathered into a catkin, are small, unisexual, and lack a perianth. A small cupular formation on the base of the pistil or the stamens in Populus and one to two glands (nectaries) in Salix are considered to be the remainder of a reduced perianth.

The male flowers of most willows (Salix) have two to five stamens, and of Chosenia, five; the poplar and aspen male flowers have many. The female flowers have one pistil from two carpels. The fruit is a unilocular boll with numerous tufted seeds. Members of the Salicaceae family grow primarily in moderate regions in both hemispheres. Fossilized remnants of Salicaceae are found in deposits beginning with the Cretaceous period.

REFERENCES

Flora SSSR, vol. 5. Edited by V.L. Komarov. Moscow-Leningrad, 1936.
Hutchinson, J. The Genera of Flowering Plants, vol. 2. Oxford, 1967.
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The tribe Nematini is comprised of hundreds of galling and nongalling species (Viitasaari and Vikberg 1985) that feed exclusively on the Salicaceae, mostly on Salix (Price and Roininen 1993).
Natural enemies and host plant relationships for chrysomeline leaf beetles feeding on Salicaceae.
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The most representative families showed the following richness in number of species: Fabaceae (13), 16%; Myrtaceae (8), 8%; Meliaceae (5), 6%; the Arecaceae (4), Bignoniaceae (4) and Euphorbiaceaae (4), each 5%; and the Lauraceae (3), Rutaceae (3), Salicaceae (3) and Sapindaceae (3), each 3%.
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arbol de la familia Salicaceae se desconoce la localidad exacta del tipo; a pesar de ello, fue colectada fertil recientemente y presentada en este trabajo para bosques secos del municipio de Ibague, primera localidad exacta conocida para el Tolima.