Within the Alnus glutinosa article...


Leaves oblong or oval, deeply cut into about six pairs of lobes, which are oblong and coarsely round-toothed, the sinuses often widest at the base. One of the most distinct of the cut-leaved sorts. The tree itself is not a strong grower, and is of rather lax habit. The plant described is almost certainly of the same clone as the one to which Dippel gave the name A. g. var. sorbifolia in 1892. Similar forms are found wild in Scandinavia and the group name for them all is f. lacera (Mela) Mela (Hylander, op. cit.).


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