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Taxon: Tilia americana L. var. heterophylla (Vent.) Loudon

Genus: Tilia
Family: Malvaceae subfamily: Tilioideae. Also placed in: Tiliaceae
Nomen number: 411224
Place of publication: Arbor. frutic. brit. 1:375. 1838
Name verified on: 29-Jun-1998 by ARS Systematic Botanists.
No species priority site assigned.
Accessions: 2 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 other conspecific taxa:

Common names:

  • beetree   (Source: AH 519 ) – English
  • linden   (Source: AH 519 ) – English
  • white basswood   (Source: World Econ Pl ) – English
  • verschiedenblättrige Linde   (Source: Zander Ency ) – German

Economic importance:

  • Bee plants: honey production   (fide AH 519, as T. heterophylla)
  • Environmental: ornamental   (fide AH 519, as T. heterophylla)
  • Environmental: shade/shelter   (fide AH 519, as T. heterophylla)
  • Materials: wood   (fide AH 519, as T. heterophylla)

Distributional range:

      Native: (links to other web resources are provided for some distributions)
  • also cultivated


  • Hardin, J. W. 1990. Variation patterns and recognition of varieties of Tilia americana s.l. Syst. Bot. 15:43.
  • Huxley, A., ed. 1992. The new Royal Horticultural Society dictionary of gardening. [= T. heterophylla].
  • Little, E. L., Jr. 1978. Important forest trees of the United States. [= T. heterophylla].
  • Walters, S. M. et al., eds. 1986–. European garden flora. [= T. heterophylla].


Check other web resources for Tilia americana L. var. heterophylla (Vent.) Loudon:

  • PLANTS: USDA-NRCS Database of Plants of the United States and its Territories
  • 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 Tilia americana var. heterophylla cultivars

Check other databases for 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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