Salix lanata

Tracheophyta MagnoliopsidaSalicaceaeSalixSalix lanata

Ecology

A low shrub of damp base-rich mountain rock ledges and crags in N.-facing corries, often in areas where snow lies late. It is usually on calcareous schist and rarely on limestone. From 620 m to 1035 m (Geal Charn, Westerness).

Status

Native

World Distribution

Circumpolar Arctic-montane element; absent from mountains of C. Europe.

Broad Habitats

Montane habitats (acid grassland and heath with montane species)

Light (Ellenberg): 8

Moisture (Ellenberg): 6

Reaction (Ellenberg): 7

Nitrogen (Ellenberg): 3

0

Salt Tolerance (Ellenberg): 0

January Mean Temperature (Celsius): -0.8

July Mean Temperature (Celsius): 10.8

Annual Precipitation (mm): 1723

Life form information

Height (cm): 100

Perennation - primary

Perennial

Life Form - primary

Nanophanerophyte

Woodiness

Woody

Clonality - primary

Little or no vegetative spread

Count of 10km squares in Great Britain: 15

Count of 10km squares in Ireland: 0

Count of 10km squares in the Channel Isles: 0

Atlas Change Index: 0.07

Distribution information

Plantatt Conservation Status

Vulnerable

JNCC Designations

NBNSYS0000003881

PLANTATT - Attributes of British and Irish plants. (.zip 1455KB) This dataset was compiled and published in 2004, and last updated in November 2008. Download includes an Excel spreadsheet of the attributes, and a PDF explaining the background and nomenclature. Note that the PDF version is the booklet as published, whereas the Excel spreadsheet incorporates subsequent corrections. A hardcopy can be purchased from the Centre for Ecology and Hydrology.

Atlas text references

Atlas (191a)
Bean WJ
1980.  Trees and shrubs hardy in the British Isles, edn 8, IV. Ri-Z.
Hultén E, Fries M
1986.  Atlas of north European vascular plants north of the Tropic of Cancer. 3 vols.
Jalas & Suominen (1976)
Mardon DK
1990.  Conservation of montane willow scrub in Scotland. Transactions of the Botanical Society of Edinburgh. 45:427-436.
Meikle RD
1984.  Willows and poplars of Great Britain and Ireland. Botanical Society of the British Isles Handbook no. 4.
Wigginton MJ
1999.  British Red Data Books. 1. Vascular plants, edn 3.