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SPECIES: Chilopsis linearis | Desert Willow
ABBREVIATION : CHILIN SYNONYMS : NO-ENTRY SCS PLANT CODE : CHLI2 COMMON NAMES : desert willow desertwillow flowering willow flowering-willow willowleaf catalpa desert catalpa catalpa willow false-willow bow willow mimbre Flor de Mimbre jano TAXONOMY : The currently accepted scientific name of desert willow is Chilopsis linearis (Cav.) Sweet [17,27,49]. Chilopsis is a monotypic genus native to the southwestern United States and northern Mexico. It is a member of the Bignoniaceae family, and is most closely related to the genus Catalpha Scop. Presented below is a recent taxonomic revision of Chilopsis, which divides the species into 3 subordinate taxa based primarily on leaf morphology and growth form [13]: Chilopsis linearis (Cav.) Sweet ssp. linearis var. linearis - Chihuahuan Desert var. tomenticaulis Henrickson - eastern Mexico ssp. arcuata (Fosberg) Henrickson - Sonoran and Mojave Deserts LIFE FORM : Tree, Shrub FEDERAL LEGAL STATUS : No special status OTHER STATUS : NO-ENTRY COMPILED BY AND DATE : Ronald Uchytil, September 1990 LAST REVISED BY AND DATE : NO-ENTRY AUTHORSHIP AND CITATION : Uchytil, Ronald J. 1990. Chilopsis linearis. In: Remainder of Citation

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