6. Populus nigra ‘Italica’, the Lombardy, Italian, or pyramidal poplar. It was introduced to Britain in 1758, shortly before this article was composed (article ‘Platane’, by the same author, was composed in 1761). See D. J. Mabberley, The Plant-book: a Portable Dictionary of the Vascular Plants (Cambridge, 1997), 579.


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