Lanceleaf cottonwood

  • Latin name: Populus xacuminata Rydb.
  • French name: Peuplier à feuilles acuminées
  • Taxonomic Serial Number: 22450
Description

Leaves

  • Leaf - lanceleaf cottonwood

Form

  • Narrow, ovate to somewhat lance-shaped
  • Tip long-pointed

Length

  • 5–10 cm

Colour

  • Light green

Margin

  • Preformed leaves with 15–25 teeth per side
  • Neoformed leaves with 30–45 teeth per side

Buds

Form

  • Slender, resinous, slightly hairy

Length

  • 9–12 mm

Colour

  • Reddish

Twigs

  • Lateral bud and leaf scar - lanceleaf cottonwood

Colour

  • Orange-brown

Flowers

Length

  • Flowering catkins 6–9 cm

Structure

  • Dioecious

Fruits

Form

  • Fruit capsules have 2 or 3 parts

Length

  • Fruiting catkins up to 16 cm
  • Fruit capsules 5–7 mm

Bark

Form

  • Furrowed

Colour

  • Light yellowish-brown

Size

Height

  • To 20 m

Diameter

  • To 50 cm

Tree form

Forest-grown

Crown

  • Narrow, flat-topped

Habitat

Site

  • Along streams

Range

Southern Alberta and south into the United States

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