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Tilia americana


by Kerry Barringer
Not peer reviewed
Last modified: 03/19/2013


Tilia L., Sp. Pl. 1: 514. 1753. Gen. Pl. 230. 1754. LECTOTYPE: Tilia europaea L., designated by Britton & Brown (1913).

Key to the species of Tilia

1. Leaves tomentose beneath (commonly cultivated)...Tilia tomentosa
1. Leaves glabrous beneath...2

2. Flowers with staminodes; fruits smooth to slightly verrucose...Tilia americana
2. Flowers without staminodes; fruits ribbed (commonly cultivated)...Tilia cordata

List of Tilia Species


References to Tilia

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