Salix reticulata L.
NOT protected species in Bulgaria.
Net-leaved willow is 0.03-0.15 m, (dwarf, forming clones by layering). Stems trailing; branches and branchlets yellow-brown or red-brown, glabrous. Leaves: stipules absent or rudimentary; petiole 3-46 mm, (sometimes glandular distally); largest medial blade amphistomatous or hemiamphistomatous, (2 pairs of secondary veins arising at or close to base, arcing toward apex), oblong, broadly oblong, broadly elliptic, subcircular, or circular, (8-)12-66 × 8-50 mm, 1-1.5 times as long as wide, base convex, rounded, subcordate, or cordate, margins slightly revolute, entire or crenulate (glandular-dotted), apex rounded, convex, or retuse, abaxial surface sparsely long-silky to glabrescent, adaxial (venation deeply impressed), slightly or highly glossy, glabrous or pilose; proximal blade margins entire; juvenile blade glabrous. Catkins: staminate 11-54 × 4-9 mm, flowering branchlet 2-28 mm; pistillate densely flowered (more than 6 flowers), slender or stout, 11-79 × 3-8 mm, flowering branchlet 2-37 mm; floral bract tawny, 0.8-1.8 mm, apex rounded to retuse, entire, abaxially glabrous. Staminate flowers: abaxial nectary 0.5-0.9 mm, adaxial nectary oblong or ovate, 0.5-1 mm, nectaries connate and cup-shaped; filaments distinct, hairy on proximal 1/2 or throughout; anthers ellipsoid or globose, 0.3-0.4 mm. Pistillate flowers: abaxial nectary (0-)0.3-0.5 mm, adaxial nectary narrowly oblong, 0.5-1 mm, equal to or longer than stipe, nectaries distinct or connate and cup-shaped; stipe 0-0.8 mm; ovary pyriform or ovoid, short-silky, hairs flattened, beak abruptly tapering to styles; ovules 8-18 per ovary; styles connate to distinct 1/2 their lengths, 0.2-0.3 mm; stigmas flat, abaxially non-papillate with rounded tip, broadly cylindrical, or 2 plump lobes, 0.2-0.26-0.36 mm. Capsules 4.5-5 mm. 2n = 38. Flowering June-July.
In the mountains Rila and Pirin; over 2500 m above sea level.
The mountains of Central, Western and Southern Europe, the Arctic, Central Asia, North America.
 Salix reticulata in Flora of North America.
 Велчев, В. 1966. Флора на Н. Р. България. Том ІII, София.
 Велчев, В. 1966. Пос. източник.
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