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Taxon: Salix daphnoides Vill.

Genus: Salix
Family: Salicaceae
Nomen number: 32702
Place of publication: Prosp. Hist. pl. Dauphiné 51. 1779
Link to protologue:
Name Verified on: 02-Oct-1996 by ARS Systematic Botanists.
Accessions: 4 (0 active, 0 available) in National Plant Germplasm System

Common names:

  • daphne willow  (Source: pers. comm.) - English
  • European violet willow  (Source: BSBI) - English
  • violet willow  (Source: Willows) - English
  • saule à bois glauque  (Source: IllF MEur) - French
  • saule faux Daphné  (Source: IllF MEur) - French
  • saule noir  (Source: IllF MEur) - French
  • Reifweide  (Source: Zander ed14) - German
  • schimmel Weide  (Source: IllF MEur) - German
  • salcio nero  (Source: IllF MEur) - Italian
  • salice nero  (Source: IllF MEur) - Italian
  • wierzba wawrzynkolistna  (Source: IllF MEur) - Polish
  • daggvide  (Source: Kulturvaxtdatabas) - Swedish

Economic Importance:

  • Bee plants: honey production
  • Environmental: ornamental; revegetator (fide Proc RS Edinburgh 98:169-182. 1992) soil improver (fide Proc RS Edinburgh 98:169-182. 1992)
  • Medicines: folklore

Distributional Range:


    • NORTHERN EUROPE: Norway (s.), Sweden (s.)
    • MIDDLE EUROPE: Austria, Czech Republic, Germany, Poland, Slovakia
    • EASTERN EUROPE: Belarus, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Russian Federation-European part, [European part (n.w.)] Ukraine (incl. Krym)
    • SOUTHEASTERN EUROPE: Croatia (n.w.), Italy (n.), Romania, Slovenia
    • SOUTHWESTERN EUROPE: France (s.e.), Spain (n.)

    Cultivated (also cult.)

    Naturalized (natzd. elsewhere)


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  3. Botanical Society of the British Isles. BSBI taxon database (on-line resource).
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  9. Huxley, A., ed. 1992. The new Royal Horticultural Society dictionary of gardening
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  11. Krüssmann, G. 1984. Manual of cultivated broad-leaved trees and shrubs (English translation of Handbuch der Laubgehölze. 1976)
  12. Lavoie, G., ed. 1981. Inventory of species and cultivars potentially valuable for forest biomass production. [International Energy Agency. Forest Energy Planning Group B. Growth and production. Technical report no. 1].. Naemnden Energiprod. Res. 1981:17.
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  22. Tutin, T. G. et al., eds. 1993. Flora europaea, ed. 2.

Check other web resources for Salix daphnoides Vill. :

  • Flora Europaea: Database of European Plants (ESFEDS)
  • Mansfeld: Mansfeld's World Databas of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops
  • ICRA: International Cultivar Registration Authority (on-line resource). for Salix daphnoides 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.
  • PubAg: USDA's National Agricultural Library database of full-text journal articles and citations on the agricultural sciences.

Cite as: USDA, Agricultural Research Service, National Plant Germplasm System. 2020. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN-Taxonomy).
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. URL: https://npgsweb.ars-grin.gov/gringlobal/taxonomydetail.aspx?id=32702. Accessed 20 February 2020.