Tilia cordata, SE: Lind, DE: Winter-Linde ,
NL: Winterlinde, UK: Small-leaved Lime
|| ||Tilia cordata Mill.|
|| ||Winter-Linde |
|| ||Small-leaved Lime|
|| ||Tiliaceae, Linden Family, Lindväxter|
|| ||Deciduous tree|
|| ||Height up to 20 m tall|
|| ||Alternately, rounded to triangular-ovate (heart-like), mostly hairless, small, green, bare, leaf underside blue-green, small rust colored tufts of hair in the nerve angles|
|| ||Between five and fifteen flowers of light yellow or creamy color; small, individual flowers in loose drooping clusters; flower clusters with a leaf-like bract; fragrant|
|| ||Nut, round to pear-shaped, thin shell with indistinct ridges|
|| ||Native to hardwood forests|
|| ||Southern and central Sweden|
Derivation of the botanical name:
Tilia,Latin tilia is cognate to Greek πτελέᾱ, ptelea, "elm tree", τιλίαι, tiliai, "black poplar" (Hes.), ultimately from a Proto-Indo-European word *ptel-ei̯ā with a meaning of "broad" (feminine); perhaps "broad-leaved" or similar.
cordata, Latin cordatus (heart-shaped) and refers to the leaf shape.
- The standard author abbreviation Mill. is used to indicate Philip Miller FRS (1691 – 1771) , an English botanist of Scottish descent.