Populus tremula (European aspen, Aspen, Common aspen, Eurasian aspen, quaking aspen, POPTN) | BCH-ORGA-SCBD-107878 | Organism | Biosafety Clearing-House

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Organism (ORGA)

last updated: 30 Mar 2015
Organism information
Populus tremula
Kingdom Viridiplantae
Phylum Streptophyta
Order Malpighiales
Family Salicaceae
Genus Populus
Species tremula
  • European aspen
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  • Aspen
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  • Common aspen
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  • Eurasian aspen
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  • quaking aspen
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  • POPTN
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Trees
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Characteristics related to biosafety
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It is a very hardy species and tolerates long, cold winters and short summers.
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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.
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  • Timber
Additional Information
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