Common linden tree
(Tilia x Europaea)
COMMON LINDEN TREE CHARACTERISTICS
Leaves and flowers of common linden. The flowers are the part of this tree that are usually taken in infusion
Common English name: linden, common linden, lime, common lime.
- Spanish: tilo, tilo híbrido de Holanda, tillón.
It is also grown for its inflorescences, which have sedative medicinal properties. Sometimes you can find wild in the countryside, where it can hybridize spontaneously.
Description of common linden
Deciduous tree of the Tiliaceae family up to 40 m high (usually no more than 30m).
Trunk with gray bark where numerous cracks or ridges appear as the specimen becomes larger. Usually with numerous bags or bumps.
Leaves alternate, ovate, with cordate base, up to 10cm. long, darker on the top and lighter on the underside, with toothed margin, sessile, glabrous except in the axils of the nerves in the underside where tufts of whitish hairs appear.
Hermaphroditic flowers composed of five petals and five sepals, yellow - whitish, in pendulous inflorescences, on long stems that radiate from the center of a bract very characteristic of this family.
Common linden tree components
- Mucilage (flowers)
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