Populus yunnanensis Dode

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Article from Bean's Trees and Shrubs Hardy in the British Isles

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'Populus yunnanensis' from the website Trees and Shrubs Online (treesandshrubsonline.org/articles/populus/populus-yunnanensis/). Accessed 2019-12-07.

Genus

Glossary

apex
(pl. apices) Tip. apical At the apex.
cordate
Heart-shaped (i.e. with two equal lobes at the base).
glabrous
Lacking hairs smooth. glabrescent Becoming hairless.
glandular
Bearing glands.
lanceolate
Lance-shaped; broadest in middle tapering to point.
ovate
Egg-shaped; broadest towards the stem.
truncate
Appearing as if cut off.
viscid
Sticky.

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Article from Bean's Trees and Shrubs Hardy in the British Isles

Recommended citation
'Populus yunnanensis' from the website Trees and Shrubs Online (treesandshrubsonline.org/articles/populus/populus-yunnanensis/). Accessed 2019-12-07.

A tree with strongly angled, glabrous, pale green (afterwards brown) young shoots; buds not downy, viscid. Leaves obovate-lanceolate to oval-lanceolate, much tapered to the base, more abruptly to the apex; marginal teeth rounded, glandular, bright vivid green above, pale and greyish beneath, glabrous on both surfaces, up to 6 in. long by 3 in. wide; stalk 14 to 12 in. long. Leaves of this size, shape, etc., are as they occur on vigorous young trees; on older plants they are of ovate shape and often truncate at the base, or slightly cordate. Female catkins 4 to 6 in. long; seed-vessels glabrous.

Native of Yunnan, China. A living plant was sent to L. A. Dode, of Paris, by Père Ducloux some time previous to 1905, and from this the present stock of plants in cultivation was derived. It is one of the balsam poplars and perhaps most nearly allied to P. simonii. It never became common in cultivation and is now very rare in this country. It is, however, one of the most ornamental of poplars. There are two examples at Mount Usher, Co. Wicklow, Eire, the larger measuring 51 × 434 ft (1966).

From the Supplement (Vol. V)

specimens: Dyffryn Gardens, near Cardiff, pl. 1967, 59 × 3 ft (1984); Hillier Arboretum, Ampfield, Hants, pl. 1966, 46 × 334 ft (1980); University Botanic Garden, Cambridge, 48 × 412 ft (1980); Birr Castle, Co. Offaly, Eire, 85 × 5 ft (1985).


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