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Populus tremula

Populus_tremula (Wikipedia)

Populus tremula
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Scientific classification edit
Kingdom:Plantae
Clade:Tracheophytes
Clade:Angiosperms
Clade:Eudicots
Clade:Rosids
Order:Malpighiales
Family:Salicaceae
Genus:Populus
Section:Populus sect. Populus
Species:
P. tremula
Binomial name
Populus tremula
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Distribution map

Populus tremula, commonly called aspen, common aspen, Eurasian aspen, European aspen, or quaking aspen, is a species of poplar native to cool temperate regions of Europe and Asia, from Iceland and the British Isles east to Kamchatka, north to inside the Arctic Circle in Scandinavia and northern Russia, and south to central Spain, Turkey, the Tian Shan, North Korea, and northern Japan. It also occurs at one site in northwest Africa in Algeria. In the south of its range, it occurs at high altitudes in mountains.

Aspen (Wiktionary)

English

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈæspən/

Etymology 1

From Middle English aspen, corresponding to asp +‎ -en.

Adjective

aspen (comparative more aspen, superlative most aspen)

  1. Pertaining to the asp or aspen tree.
  2. (obsolete) Tremulous, trembling.
    • a. 1631, John Donne, ‘The Apparition’, Poems (1633):
      And then poore Aspen wretch, neglected thou / Bath'd in a cold quicksilver sweat wilt lye / A veryer ghost than I […].
  3. (obsolete) Of a woman's tongue: wagging, gossiping.

Etymology

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