Taxon: Tilia americana L. var. americana

Genus: Tilia
Family: Malvaceae
  Subfamily: Tilioideae
Nomen number: 411223
Name Verified on: 29-Jun-1998 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 29-Jun-1998
Species priority site is:
Accessions: 1 in National Plant Germplasm System (GoogleMap)

Common names:

  • American basswood  (Source: Syst Bot) - English
  • American lime  (Source: Dict Gard) - English
  • American linden  (Source: Dict Gard) - English
  • amerikanische Linde  (Source: Zander Ency) - German

Economic Importance:

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

Distributional Range:


  • Northern America

    • Eastern Canada: Canada - Quebec, - Ontario, - New Brunswick
    • North-Central U.S.A.: United States - Illinois, - Iowa, - Kansas, - Minnesota, - Missouri, - Nebraska, - North Dakota, - South Dakota, - Wisconsin
    • Northeastern U.S.A.: United States - Connecticut, - Maine, - Massachusetts, - New Hampshire, - New Jersey, - New York, - Ohio, - Pennsylvania, - Vermont, - West Virginia
    • Southeastern U.S.A.: United States - Arkansas, - Kentucky, - Maryland, - North Carolina, - Tennessee, - Virginia
    • Western Canada: Canada - Manitoba

  • Cultivated:

    . also cult.


  • Hardin, J. W. 1990. Variation patterns and recognition of varieties of Tilia americana s.l. Syst. Bot. 15:43.
  • Huxley, A., ed. The new Royal Horticultural Society dictionary of gardening. 1992 (Dict Gard)
  • Kartesz, J. T. A synonymized checklist of the vascular flora of the United States, Canada, and Greenland. 1994 (L US Can ed2)
  • Little, E. L., Jr. Important forest trees of the United States. 1978 (AH 519)
  • Wetter, M. A. et al. WISFLORA: Wisconsin vascular plant species (on-line resource). (F Wisconsin)


Check other web resources for Tilia americana L. var. americana :

  • 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 Databas of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops
  • ICRA: International Cultivar Registration Authority (on-line resource). for Tilia americana var. americana 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.