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Silver lime

Tilia tomentosa Moench.

Familia: Tiliaceae

Name justification:
Tilia is the Latin name for these trees. According to some authors this name is related to the Greek term ptilon, 'wing', which serves as a support for its inflorescence.
Tomentosa, 'tomentose', refers to the felt of star-shaped hairs that covers the underside of leaves.

Common name: Silver lime
Description: Tall tree
Leaf: Decidious Broad Entire

Origin and distribution:
It comes from the Balkan Peninsula, Hungary, Southwest of Russia and Anatolia. It is cultivated as ornamental in many European countries and in America.

Location in the garden:
There are two big rows of lime trees in the 'Alameda' Park having some notable specimens thanks to their robustness. The poor appearance of the other specimens is the result of the inadequate pruning techniques performed in the past.


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