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Taxon: Populus balsamifera L.

Genus: Populus
Family: Salicaceae.
Nomen number: 29365
Place of publication: Sp. pl. 2:1034. 1753
Typification: View record from Linnaean Plant Name Typification Project of the Natural History Museum of London.
Name verified on: 11-May-2011 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last updated: 11-May-2011
Species priority site is: National Arboretum (NA).
Accessions: 1 in National Plant Germplasm System.
  • all available ) NPGS accessions. or .
  • all available ) NPGS accessions by country.
  • Check PlantSearch database of Botanic Gardens Conservation International for possible non-NPGS germplasm.


Common names:

  • balsam poplar   (Source: World Econ Pl ) – English
  • bamtree   (Source: F NAmer ) – English
  • eastern balsam poplar   (Source: BSBI ) – English
  • hackmatack   (Source: F NAmer ) – English
  • tacamahac poplar   (Source: Ency WTimber ) – English
  • tacamahaca   (Source: F NAmer ) – English
  • baumier   (Source: F NAmer ) – French
  • peuplier baumier   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – French
  • Balsampappel   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – German
  • álamo balsámico   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – Spanish
  • balsampoppel   (Source: Vara kulturvaxt namn ) – Swedish

Economic importance:

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Distributional range:

      Native: (links to other web resources are provided for some distributions)
  • NORTHERN AMERICA (Check conservation status in U.S. & Canada in NatureServe Explorer database)
    Subarctic America: Canada - Northwest Territory, Yukon Territory; United States - Alaska
    Eastern Canada: Canada - New Brunswick, Newfoundland, Nova Scotia, Ontario, Prince Edward Island, Quebec; St. Pierre and Miquelon
    Western Canada: Canada - Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, Nunavut, Saskatchewan
    Northeastern U.S.A.: United States - Connecticut [n.w.], Indiana [n.w.], Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Hampshire, New York, Ohio [n.e.], Pennsylvania, Vermont, West Virginia [n.]
    North-Central U.S.A.: United States - Illinois [n.e.], Iowa [n.], Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota [n.e.], Wisconsin
    Northwestern U.S.A.: United States - Colorado, Montana, Wyoming
    Southeastern U.S.A.: United States - Delaware

      Cultivated:
  • also cultivated

References:

  • Aldén, B., S. Ryman & M. Hjertson. 2009. Våra kulturväxters namn - ursprung och användning. Formas, Stockholm (Handbook on Swedish cultivated and utility plants, their names and origin).
  • Botanical Society of the British Isles. BSBI taxon database (on-line resource).
  • Boutelje, J. B. 1980. Encyclopedia of world timbers, names and technical literature.
  • Dorn, R. D. 1977. Manual of the vascular plants of Wyoming.
  • Duke, J. A. et al. 2002. CRC Handbook of medicinal herbs.
  • Encke, F. et al. 1984. Zander: Handwörterbuch der Pflanzennamen, 13. Auflage.
  • FNA Editorial Committee. 1993–. Flora of North America.
  • Gleason, H. A. & A. Cronquist. 1963. Manual of vascular plants of northeastern United States and adjacent Canada.
  • Harrington, H. 1954. Manual of the plants of Colorado.
  • Huxley, A., ed. 1992. The new Royal Horticultural Society dictionary of gardening.
  • Leung, A. Y. & S. Foster. 1996. Encyclopedia of common natural ingredients used in food, drugs, and cosmetics, ed. 2.
  • Liberty Hyde Bailey Hortorium. 1976. Hortus third.
  • Little, E. L., Jr. 1979. Checklist of United States trees, Agric. Handb. 541.
  • McGregor, R. L. et al. (The Great Plains Flora Association). 1977. Atlas of the Flora of the Great Plains.
  • Mohlenbrock, R. H. & D. M. Ladd. 1978. Distribution of Illinois vascular plants.
  • Rehm, S. 1994. Multilingual dictionary of agronomic plants.
  • Scoggan, H. J. 1978–1979. The flora of Canada, 4 vol.
  • Voss, E. 1972–. Michigan flora.
  • Wiersema, J. H. & B. León. World economic plants: a standard reference (on-line edition) [medicinal plants only].
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Synonyms:


Check other web resources for Populus balsamifera L.:

  • Flora of North America: Collaborative Floristic Effort of North American Botanists
  • PLANTS: USDA-NRCS Database of Plants of the United States and its Territories
  • BONAP: North American Plant Atlas of the Biota of North America Program
  • TROPICOS: Nomenclatural and Specimen Database of the Missouri Botanical Garden
  • Mansfeld: Mansfeld's World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops
  • ICRA: International Cultivar Registration Authority (on-line resource). for Populus balsamifera cultivars
  • ePIC: Electronic Plant Information Centre of Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
  • AGRICOLA: Article Citation Database or NAL Catalog of USDA's National Agricultural Library
  • Entrez: NCBI's search engine for PubMed citations, GenBank sequences, etc.

Check other web resources for images:

  • PlantSystematics.org
  • Google Images Note: Be advised that their identity may be inaccurate. Proper identification of a plant may require specialized taxonomic knowledge or comparison with properly documented herbarium material.

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Germplasm Resources Information Network - (GRIN) [Online Database].
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URL: http://www.ars-grin.gov/cgi-bin/npgs/html/taxon.pl?29365 (24 April 2014)

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