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Liriodendron Linnaeus. Tulip-tree.

Key to Liriodendron

A genus of 2-4 species (or taxa), trees, relictually distributed, with L. tulipifera in e. North America and L. chinense (Hemsley) Sargent in c. China and n. Vietnam.

ID notes:Leaf characters of shade leaves and vigorous young shoots are highly variable and also show a variety of shapes not encountered in mature, sun leaves. The leaf characters in the key are based on mature, sun leaves subtending flowers/fruits. The length measurements of the leaf blades are made from the point of attachment of the petiole to the tip of the midvein.

Ref: Fetter (2014); Fetter & Weakley (2019); Fetter, Weakley, & Poindexter (in prep.); Nooteboom In Kubitzki, Rohwer, & Bittrich (1993). Show full citations.

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image of plant© Alan Cressler: Liriodendron tulipifera var. 1, Seep Bogs, Escambia County, Alabama 1 by Alan Cressler | Liriodendron tulipifera var. 1 source | Original Image ⭷
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