genus Salix

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Noun1.genus Salix - a large and widespread genus varying in size from small shrubs to large trees: willowsgenus Salix - a large and widespread genus varying in size from small shrubs to large trees: willows
hamamelid dicot genus - genus of mostly woody relatively primitive dicotyledonous flowering plants with flowers often unisexual and often borne in catkins
family Salicaceae, Salicaceae, willow family - two genera of trees or shrubs having hairy catkins: Salix; Populus
willow, willow tree - any of numerous deciduous trees and shrubs of the genus Salix
osier - any of various willows having pliable twigs used in basketry and furniture
Huntingdon willow, Salix alba, white willow - large willow tree of Eurasia and North Africa having greyish canescent leaves and grey bark
Salix alba sericea, Salix sericea, silver willow, silky willow - North American willow with greyish silky pubescent leaves that usually blacken in drying
golden willow, Salix alba vitellina, Salix vitellina - European willow having greyish leaves and yellow-orange twigs used in basketry
cricket-bat willow, Salix alba caerulea - Eurasian willow tree having greyish leaves and ascending branches
arctic willow, Salix arctica - low creeping shrub of Arctic Europe and America
Babylonian weeping willow, Salix babylonica, weeping willow - willow with long drooping branches and slender leaves native to China; widely cultivated as an ornamental
Salix blanda, Salix pendulina, Salix pendulina blanda, Wisconsin weeping willow - hybrid willow usually not strongly weeping in habit
pussy willow, Salix discolor - small willow of eastern North America having greyish leaves and silky catkins that come before the leaves
sallow - any of several Old World shrubby broad-leaved willows having large catkins; some are important sources for tanbark and charcoal
florist's willow, goat willow, Salix caprea, pussy willow - much-branched Old World willow having large catkins and relatively large broad leaves
almond-leaves willow, peachleaf willow, peach-leaved willow, Salix amygdaloides - willow of the western United States with leaves like those of peach or almond trees
almond willow, black Hollander, Salix amygdalina, Salix triandra - Old World willow with light green leaves cultivated for use in basketry
hoary willow, Salix candida, sage willow - North American shrub with whitish canescent leaves
brittle willow, crack willow, Salix fragilis, snap willow - large willow tree with stiff branches that are easily broken
prairie willow, Salix humilis - slender shrubby willow of dry areas of North America
dwarf willow, Salix herbacea - widely distributed boreal shrubby willow with partially underground creeping stems and bright green glossy leaves
gray willow, grey willow, Salix cinerea - Eurasian shrubby willow with whitish tomentose twigs
arroyo willow, Salix lasiolepis - shrubby willow of the western United States
Salix lucida, shining willow - common North American shrub with shiny lanceolate leaves
black willow, Salix nigra, swamp willow - North American shrubby willow having dark bark and linear leaves growing close to streams and lakes
bay willow, laurel willow, Salix pentandra - European willow tree with shining leathery leaves; widely naturalized in the eastern United States
basket willow, purple osier, purple willow, red willow, Salix purpurea, red osier - Eurasian osier having reddish or purple twigs and bark rich in tannin
balsam willow, Salix pyrifolia - small shrubby tree of eastern North America having leaves exuding an odor of balsam when crushed
creeping willow, Salix repens - small trailing bush of Europe and Asia having straggling branches with silky green leaves of which several varieties are cultivated
Salix sitchensis, silky willow, Sitka willow - small shrubby tree of western North America (Alaska to Oregon)
dwarf gray willow, dwarf grey willow, sage willow, Salix tristis - willow shrub of dry places in the eastern United States having long narrow leaves canescent beneath
bearberry willow, Salix uva-ursi - dwarf prostrate mat-forming shrub of Arctic and alpine regions of North America and Greenland having deep green elliptic leaves that taper toward the base
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BP-Willow Bark Extract is an aqueous extract made from the freshly harvested bark of the Salicaceac and genus salix species of willow trees typically containing approximately 10% natural salicylates comprised of salicylic acid, salicin, salicortin, fragilin, populin, traiandrin, vimalin, tannins, beneficial flavonoids, and some minerals, acting synergistically as an analgesic on the skin and as a way to deliver naturally-derived salicylic acid.
The term Salicis Cortex [SC] is defined as whole or fragmented dried bark of young branches or whole dried pieces of current year twigs of various species of the genus Salix [1].
The intrinsic taxonomic difficulties of the genus Salix are further increased by their high phenotypic plasticity and great variation in diagnostic morphological characters [2,8].
There are valuable monographs such as "Willows," "The Genus Salix" by Christopher Newsholme and "Flowering Crabapples" and "The Genus Malus" by the talented plant breeder, the Rev.