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Populus: Quiz


Question 1:
What is the genus authority of Populus?

Question 2:
What kind of animal is a Populus?

Question 3: It is also sold as inexpensive hardwood timber, used for pallets and cheap plywood; more specialised uses include ________ and the boxes in which camembert cheese is sold.

Question 4: Logs from the poplar provide a growing medium for ________ mushrooms.
FungusMedicinal mushroomsNeolentinus lepideusShiitake

Question 5: There is interest in using poplar as an energy crop for biomass or ________, in energy forestry systems, particularly in light of its high energy in-energy out ratio, large carbon mitigation potential and fast growth.
Emissions tradingIndex of climate change articlesCarbon footprintBiofuel

Question 6: English names variously applied to different species include poplar, ________, and cottonwood.
PopulusPopulus tremuloidesAspenPopulus tremula

Question 7: Populus section Populus – ________ and White Poplar.
AspenPopulus tremulaPopulus tremuloidesPopulus alba

Question 8: The shoots are stout, with (unlike in the related ________) the terminal bud present.
Salicylic acidWillowAconitumCannabis

Question 9: ________ – Western Balsam Poplar or Black Cottonwood (Western North America)
Populus trichocarpaBotanyFlowering plantAlaska

Question 10: Populus is a genus of 25–35 species of ________ flowering plants in the family Salicaceae, native to most of the Northern Hemisphere.
BotanyDeciduousAutumn leaf colorLeaf


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