Salix sect. Phylicifoliae
in A. P. de Candolle and A. L. P. P. de Candolle, Prodr. 16(2): 240. 1868.
Shrubs or trees, 0.1–9 m. Buds arctica or caprea-type, or intermediate. Leaves: stipules on late ones absent, rudimentary, or foliaceous; largest medial blade (sometimes amphistomatous), 1.5–11 times as long as wide, adaxial surface not glaucous. Staminate flowers: filaments glabrous or hairy basally. Pistillate flowers: adaxial nectary shorter than, equal to, or longer than stipe; stipe 0.2–2 mm; ovary sparsely to very densely silky; stigmas with flat, non-papillate abaxial surface, or stigmas cylindrical, 0.3–1.1 mm.
North America, Eurasia
Species 11 (5 in the flora).