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

Genus: Tilia
Family: Malvaceae
  Subfamily: Tilioideae
Nomen number: 411224
Place of publication: Arbor. frutic. brit. 1:375. 1838
Name Verified on: 29-Jun-1998 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 29-Jun-1998
Species priority site is:
Accessions: 2 in National Plant Germplasm System

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:


  • Northern America

    • North-Central U.S.A.: United States - Illinois, - Missouri
    • Northeastern U.S.A.: United States - Indiana, - Ohio, - Pennsylvania, - West Virginia
    • Southeastern U.S.A.: United States - Alabama, - Arkansas, - Florida, - Georgia, - Kentucky, - Maryland, - North Carolina, - South Carolina, - Tennessee, - Virginia

  • 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)
  • Little, E. L., Jr. Important forest trees of the United States. 1978 (AH 519)
  • Walters, S. M. et al., eds. European garden flora. 1986- (Eur Gard F)


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