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Fam. tradit.: Tiliaceae / Lime Fam.       APG: Malvaceae / Mallow Fam.

Hybrid formula (parents):  Tilia cordata  MILL.  x  Tilia platyphyllos  SCOP.
Synon.:  Tilia x vulgaris  HAYNE,  Tilia x intermedia  DC.

Genus:  Tilia  L.
 

Authors:
   L.:  Carl von Linné (Linnaeus, 1707 - 1777), Swedish naturalist who introduced the binary naming system for plants and animals
   SCOP.:  Giovanni Antonio Scopoli (1723 - 1788), Tyrolian physician and naturalist
   MILL.:  Philip Miller (1691 - 1771), English gardener
   HAYNE:  Friedrich Gottlob Hayne (1763 - 1832), German botanist
   DC.:  Augustin-Pyrame de Candolle (1778 - 1841), Swiss botanist
 

Etymology:
   Tilia:   Roman plant name
   europaea:   European
   cordata:   heart shaped
   platyphyllos:   platys = wide, phyllos = leaf
   vulgaris:   common
   intermedia:   standing in between
 

Tilia x europaea is the hybrid between the Small-Leaved Lime Tilia cordata and the Broad-Leaved Lime Tilia platyphyllos. In most of the attributes it is intermediar. From the parents it can be distinguished by the hair tufts in the axels of the leaf nerves, and the size of up to 8 mm of the hairy seed capsules.

 

Tilia x europaea / Commn Lime, D Oftersheim 10.7.2008
Fig. 1:  Tilia x europaea / Commn Lime
D Oftersheim 10.7.2008
Tilia x europaea / Commn Lime, D Oftersheim 10.7.2008
Fig. 2:  Tilia x europaea / Commn Lime
D Oftersheim 10.7.2008
Tilia x europaea / Commn Lime, D Oftersheim 10.7.2008
Fig. 3:  Tilia x europaea / Commn Lime
D Oftersheim 10.7.2008
Tilia x europaea / Commn Lime, D Oftersheim 10.7.2008
Fig. 4:  Tilia x europaea / Commn Lime
D Oftersheim 10.7.2008
Tilia x europaea / Commn Lime, D Oftersheim 10.7.2008
Fig. 5:  Tilia x europaea / Commn Lime
D Oftersheim 10.7.2008
Tilia x europaea / Commn Lime, D Oftersheim 10.7.2008
Fig. 6:  Tilia x europaea / Commn Lime
D Oftersheim 10.7.2008
Tilia x europaea / Commn Lime, D Oftersheim 10.7.2008
Fig. 7:  Tilia x europaea / Commn Lime
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Tilia x europaea / Commn Lime, D Oftersheim 10.7.2008
Fig. 8:  Tilia x europaea / Commn Lime
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Tilia x europaea / Commn Lime, D Oftersheim 10.7.2008
Fig. 9:  Tilia x europaea / Commn Lime
D Oftersheim 10.7.2008
Tilia x europaea / Commn Lime, D Oftersheim 12.4.2008
Fig. 10:  Tilia x europaea / Commn Lime (seedling)
D Oftersheim 12.4.2008

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