Panarctic Flora


341202 Trisetum subalpestre (Hartm.) Neuman


Northern Fennoscandia: Present only in the Borderline Arctic
Taimyr - Severnaya Zemlya: Rare
Anabar - Onenyo: Rare
Kharaulakh: Scattered
Southern Arcti Tundra: Presence uncertain
Shrub Tundra: Rare
Bordering boreal or alpine areas: Rare


2n= 28 (4x). - Europe (N), Siberia (N), Far East (N). - At least four reports.

Geography: European (N) & Asian (N/C): (NOR) SIB.

Notes: In Norway, Trisetum subalpestre reaches the Borderline Arctic north of Vestre Jakobselv in Vadsø, Finnmark.

The name Trisetum agrostideum has often been applied in Russian literature, T. subalpestre in Nordic literature. Both names are based on northern Swedish plants and refer to the same species. The name Avena subalpestris predates Trisetum agrostideum for a species. Hartman's Avena subalpestris is a nomen novum for his A. alpestris Hartm., Handb. Skand. Fl., ed. 2: 24 (1832), a homonym of A. alpestris Host, now Trisetum alpestre (Host) P. Beauv., but that does not influence its priority.

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