Tilia americana L.

American Lime

Tree that is occasionally cultivated. Leaves large, 12-15 cm long, generally more than 7 cm wide, glossy dark green above, hairless below except for tufts in the vein axils which are absent or extremely sparse in the basal vein division; floral bracts mostly 7-12 cm long; flowers with staminodes. Fruit with rusty hairs, not ribbed.

North America

Leaves large, more or less hairless below and without tufts of hair in the vein axils at the base, fine veins raised; flowers with sterile stamens; fruit hard shelled.

Source: Spencer, R. (1997). Tiliaceae. In: Spencer, R.. Horticultural Flora of South-eastern Australia. Volume 2. Flowering plants. Dicotyledons. Part 1. The identification of garden and cultivated plants. University of New South Wales Press.

Tilia americana 'Redmond'

First introduced in Nebraska, USA as a variety of T. × euchlora. Said to differ from T. americana in its dense, conical outline and prolific flowering. It has been trialled by the Melbourne City Council.

kingdom Plantae
phylum   Tracheophyta
class    Magnoliopsida
superorder     Rosanae
order      Malvales
family       Malvaceae
genus        Tilia L.