Panarctic Flora


340901 Hierochloë alpina (Sw.) Roem. & Schult.


Northern Fennoscandia: Scattered
Kanin - Pechora: Scattered
Svalbard - Franz Joseph Land: Scattered
Polar Ural - Novaya Zemlya: Frequent
Yamal - Gydan: Frequent
Taimyr - Severnaya Zemlya: Frequent
Anabar - Onenyo: Frequent
Kharaulakh: Frequent
Yana - Kolyma: Scattered
West Chukotka: Frequent
Wrangel Island: Frequent
South Chukotka: Frequent
East Chukotka: Frequent
Western Alaska: Frequent
Northern Alaska - Yukon: Frequent
Central Canada: Frequent
Hudson Bay - Labrador: Frequent
Ellesmere Island: Frequent
Western Greenland: Frequent
Eastern Greenland: Frequent
Northern arctic Tundra: Scattered
Mid Arctic Tundra: Frequent
Southern Arcti Tundra: Frequent
Shrub Tundra: Frequent
Bordering boreal or alpine areas: Frequent


2n= (1) 56 (8x). - Europe (N), Russia (N), Siberia (N), Far East (N), Alaska, Canada, Greenland. - Numerous reports, hundreds of counts.
(2) 64-78 (ca. 9-11x). - Europe (N). - Weimarck (1970a, 1970b, 1971, 1973, 1976, numerous counts).

Geography: Circumpolar-alpine: NOR RUS SIB RFE ALA CAN GRL.

Notes: Schouten and Veldkamp (1985) referred as holotype for Holcus alpinus Sw. a collection from Sweden: Lapland, Herb. Willdenow 18699 (B). Several elements are relevant as syntypes and there can be no holotype. We consider this Swartz name lectotypified as done by Weimarck.

Higher Taxa