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Taxon: Salix viminalis L.

Genus: Salix
Family: Salicaceae
Nomen number: 32783
Place of publication: Sp. pl. 2:1021. 1753
Typification: View record from Linnaean Plant Name Typification Project of the Natural History Museum of London.
Name verified on: 07-Nov-1985 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last updated: 23-Aug-1994
Species priority site is: North Central Regional PI Station (NC7).
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.

See also subordinate taxa:

Common names:

  • basket willow   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – English
  • common osier   (Source: World Econ Pl ) – English
  • hemp willow   (Source: Dict Gard ) – English
  • osier   (Source: World Econ Pl ) – English
  • saule des vanniers   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – French
  • Hanfweide   (Source: Zander ed14 ) – German
  • Korbweide   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – German
  • vimeiro-branco   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – Portuguese
  • belotal   (Source: Mansf Ency ) – Transliterated Russian
  • iva prutovidnaja   (Source: Mansf Ency ) – Transliterated Russian
  • kuzovica   (Source: Mansf Ency ) – Transliterated Russian
  • mimbre   (Source: Trees Bolivia ) – Spanish
  • mimbrera   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – Spanish
  • salguero blanco   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – Spanish
  • korgvide   (Source: Vara kulturvaxt namn ) – Swedish

Economic importance:

  • Environmental: erosion control   (fide F USSR)
  • Environmental: ornamental   (fide Willows)
  • Fuels: potential as biomass for energy generation   (fide V. Pohjonen, Acta FFen 221:21. 1991)
  • Materials: cane   (for basketry fide Willows 13. 1992; Acta ForF 221:21. 1991)

Distributional range:

    Caucasus: Armenia; Russian Federation - Ciscaucasia, Dagestan
    Siberia: Russian Federation - Eastern Siberia, Western Siberia
    Middle Asia: Kazakhstan; Kyrgyzstan; Tajikistan; Turkmenistan; Uzbekistan
    Mongolia: Mongolia
    Russian Far East: Russian Federation - Far East
    China: China - Hebei, Heilongjiang, Jilin, Liaoning, Nei Monggol [e.]
    Middle Europe: Austria; Belgium; Czech Republic; Germany; Hungary; Netherlands; Poland; Slovakia; Switzerland
    East Europe: Belarus; Latvia; Lithuania; Russian Federation - European part; Ukraine
    Southeastern Europe: Bosnia and Herzegovina; Croatia; Macedonia; Montenegro; Serbia; Slovenia
    Southwestern Europe: France

  • widely cultivated

  • exact native range obscure




Check other web resources for Salix viminalis L.:

  • Flora Europaea: Database of European Plants (ESFEDS)
  • 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 Salix viminalis 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 for additional images
  • Google Images 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.

Abbreviations & symbols in GRIN Taxonomy

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Cite as:
USDA, ARS, National Genetic Resources Program.
Germplasm Resources Information Network - (GRIN) [Online Database].
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland.
URL: (27 November 2015)

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