Panarctic Flora


342206 Festuca edlundiae S. Aiken, Consaul & Lefkovich


Svalbard - Franz Joseph Land: Frequent
Yana - Kolyma: Presence uncertain
Wrangel Island: Rare
East Chukotka: Present (Frequency unknown)
Northern Alaska - Yukon: Rare
Central Canada: Scattered
Hudson Bay - Labrador: Scattered
Ellesmere Island: Scattered
Western Greenland: Rare
Eastern Greenland: Rare
Polar desert: Rare
Northern arctic Tundra: Frequent
Mid Arctic Tundra: Frequent
Southern Arcti Tundra: Scattered
Shrub Tundra: Rare

2n= 28 (4x). - Europe (N), Far East (N), Canada. - Several reports, mainly for F. hyperborea.

Geography: Amphi-Beringian - North American (N) - amphi-Atlantic (W): NOR SIB? RFE ALA CAN GRL.

Notes: Elven and Solstad: We found Festuca edlundiae in the Arctic in northern Alaska in 2002 (ALA) and on Wrangel Island in 2005 (O). Occurrence in northeastern Siberia (Yana-Kolyma) remains to be confirmed. In Europe, the species is restricted to Svalbard.

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