Populus nigra

ClassificationDicots
FamilySalicaceae
Family (Traditional)Salicaceae
GenusPopulus
Species:Populus nigra L.
Common NameLombardy Poplar; Black Poplar
Growth Habittree
Plant Notes**
CharacteristicsArmaments: No; Milky Sap: No; Photosynthetic: Yes; Stipules: Yes; Woody Herbaceous: Woody; Natural Area Presence: GILES; Natural Area Presence: GRSM; Duration: Perennial; General Ecology: Terrestrial; Growth Habit: tree; Region of Origin: Europe; Reproductive Phenology: March; Reproductive Phenology: April; Reproductive Phenology: May; Leaf Arrangement: alternate; Leaf Complexity: simple; Leaf Dissection: 0; Leaf Fragrance: No; Leaf Persistance: Deciduous; Leaf Petiole Type: petiolate; Leaf Type: broadleaf; Leaf Venation: pinnate; Leaf Venation: pinnipalmate; Leaflet Margins: serrate; Leaflet Number: 0; Base Flower Color: Green; Fruit Dehiscence: Yes; Fruit Type: Capsule; Fruit Wet/Dry: Dry; Ovary Position: Superior; Overall Flower Symmetry: Actinomorphic; Pistil Number: 1; Sporangium Arrangement: N/A; Stamen Number: 13+
C value N/A
StatusNot Native; TN[SNA] KY[SNA] (State Rank); G5 (Global Rank)
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Species Distribution Map

This species has been reported in the counties highlighted in the interactive distribution map below. Click on a county to display the its name. Click the question mark icon () to view additional information about the ecoregions shown. In the map legend, there are links to toggle the visibility of the ecoregions and/or their labels. In addition, clicking on an ecoregion name will highlight that region on the map.

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Ecoregions
  • Southeastern Plains
    • Blackland Prarie
  • Blue Ridge Mountains
  • Ridge and Valley
  • Cumberland Plateau
  • Cumberland Mountains
  • Allegheny Plateau
  • Interior Plateau
    • Bluegrass Region
    • Nashville Basin
    • Pennyroyal Karst Plain
    • Western Highland Rim
    • Eastern Highland Rim

Synonyms

SynonymFull Citation
Populus dilatata Populus dilatata Ait.
Populus italica Populus italica (Du Roi) Moench
Populus nigra var. italica Populus nigra var. italica Du Roi

Specimens and Distribution

This species has been reported in the following counties by the herbaria listed. An overview of the individual specimens are provided in the table that follows. Click on the accession number to view details; click on column headers to sort.

Counties included on distribution map: Jefferson (KY), Knox (KY), Menifee (KY), Perry (KY), Trigg (KY), Bedford (TN), Carter (TN), Coffee (TN), Davidson (TN), DeKalb (TN), Franklin (TN), Hamilton (TN), Lawrence (TN), Maury (TN), Montgomery (TN), Putnam (TN), Rutherford (TN), Shelby (TN), Stewart (TN), Sumner (TN), Warren (TN), Williamson (TN)

Herbaria represented by specimen data listed below: APSC, EKY, ETSU, MEM, MTSU, SWMT, TENN, UCHT

Range of years during which specimens were collected: 1959 - 2009

Accession No. (click for full details) County State Coll. Date Collector &
Collection No.
Herbarium &
Herbarium Name Used
31234100640414 Knox Kentucky 15 May 1993 Judith E. Rozeman
242
EKY
Populus nigra
31234100640448 Perry Kentucky 12 Jul 1986 Earlis Thornsberry
135
EKY
Populus nigra
TENN-V-0075222 Montgomery Tennessee
TENN
Populus nigra
TENN-V-0075423 Franklin Tennessee
TENN
Populus nigra
APSC0003803 Trigg Kentucky 05 May 1979 EW Chester
3359
APSC
Populus nigra
APSC0098282 Jefferson Kentucky
APSC
Populus nigra
MTSU011695 Rutherford Tennessee 1959-5 S. Underwood
77
MTSU
Populus nigra
MTSU011748 Tennessee 16 May 1959 Jean Wilson
MTSU
Populus nigra
MTSU011752 Lawrence Tennessee 01 Sep 1984 Wayne Price
6
MTSU
Populus nigra
MTSU011691 Tennessee
MTSU
Populus nigra
MTSU011751 Sumner Tennessee 07 Oct 1995 David Cook
MTSU
Populus nigra
MTSU011755 Rutherford Tennessee 10 Nov 1990 Brent Delk
MTSU
Populus nigra
MTSU024504 Putnam Tennessee
MTSU
Populus nigra
MTSU011746 Coffee Tennessee 07 Sep 1984 Danny Bryan
12
MTSU
Populus nigra
MTSU011756 Warren Tennessee Oct. 8 Vickie Hillis
12
MTSU
Populus nigra
31234100651254 Menifee Kentucky 28 Apr 1996 Timothy J. Weckman
2496
EKY
Populus nigra
TENN-V-0075221 Montgomery Tennessee
TENN
Populus nigra
TENN-V-0075227 Tennessee
TENN
Populus nigra
UCHT008898 Hamilton Tennessee
UCHT
Populus nigra
UCHT008899 Hamilton Tennessee
UCHT
Populus nigra
MTSU011757 Davidson Tennessee 28 Sep 2009 Richard Marko
100
MTSU
Populus nigra
MTSU011749 Rutherford Tennessee 01 Nov 1988 Paris Thompson
MTSU
Populus nigra
MTSU011754 DeKalb Tennessee 01 Nov 1998 Lori Pittman
MTSU
Populus nigra
MTSU011694 Franklin Tennessee John Casey
47
MTSU
Populus nigra
MTSU011693 Rutherford Tennessee 04 Oct 1982 Karen Haltom
54
MTSU
Populus nigra
MTSU011750 Williamson Tennessee 16 Sep 1989 Marcia Anderton
MTSU
Populus nigra
MTSU011753 Coffee Tennessee 20 Oct 1997 Brandon Hale
MTSU
Populus nigra
MTSU011692 Franklin Tennessee June 27 V. A. Francis
MTSU
Populus nigra
MTSU011679 Maury Tennessee 17 Sep 1988 Peggy Whaley
MTSU
Populus nigra
MTSU011758 Rutherford Tennessee 26 Nov 1979 Jamie Jones
89
MTSU
Populus nigra
SWMT02151 Shelby Tennessee 14 May 1975 James H. Graves
No Number
SWMT
Populus nigra
SWMT02152 Shelby Tennessee 27 Apr 1975 James H. Graves
SWMT
Populus nigra
ETSU008793 Carter Tennessee
ETSU
Populus nigra
MTSU011747 Bedford Tennessee 04 Sep 1992 Kelly M. Skelton
MTSU
Populus nigra
MEM006260 Shelby Tennessee 07 May 1971 John E. Thompson Jr.
149
MEM
Populus nigra
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