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382 Views 2 Replies Last post: Jun 12, 2013 9:14 AM by bombuslucorum - Museum ID team RSS
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Jun 11, 2013 7:09 PM

What tree is it??

Can anyone help me, I've been trying to identify a tree but I'm stumped! It is located in Morden in S.W London, SM4 4SJ

 

I've got a picture of a leaf and catkin from the tree.

 

Help appreciated!

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    Jun 11, 2013 10:08 PM (in response to Maysie)
    Re: What tree is it??

    It has got me perplexed, too.

    The catkins don't look like Salix (sallow or willow), and the venation is wrong for Salix.

    It looks more like a Populus (poplar), but then the leaves are a problem.

    It is not Betula pubescens (downy birch); leaves wrong.

    It is not a Corylus (hazel), Itea, Carya, or a bunch of other catkin-bearing trees.

    Hmmm.

     

    Can you tell us a bit more about the tree, eg.:

    - height

    - single-stemmed or multi-stemmed (shrub)

    - bark (smooth or rough, colour)

    - any other form of catkins or fruit (there could be some of last year's decomposing fruit below the tree)

     

    Mike

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    Jun 12, 2013 9:14 AM (in response to Maysie)
    Re: What tree is it??

    One of the Mulberrys (Morus spp.) would be my punt.

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