Populus nigra L.

  • Authority

    Gleason, Henry A. & Cronquist, Arthur J. 1991. Manual of vascular plants of northeastern United States and adjacent Canada. lxxv + 910 pp.

  • Family


  • Scientific Name

    Populus nigra L.

  • Description

    Species Description - Tall tree with dull gray branches and dark, furrowed bark on older trunks; petioles distinctly flattened; winter buds resinous; lvs pubescent when young, finely toothed, the teeth to ca 1 mm deep, more spreading than in no. 9 [Populus deltoides Marshall], only slightly or not at all incurved; lvs of short shoots rhomboid-ovate, with cuneate base, of long shoots broadly deltoid-ovate, truncate at base, abruptly pointed; floral disk 1–2 mm wide, stamens 20–30; stigmas 2, broadly dilated; frs ovoid, 7–9 mm, twice as long as the pedicels, with 4–8 seeds per placenta; 2n=38. Native of Eurasia, frequently planted, and occasionally escaped. The Lombardy poplar is a common horticultural form with erect branches, forming a long, columnar crown. (P. italica; P. nigra var. italica; P. dilatata)

  • Common Names

    black poplar