Panarctic Flora


343209 Puccinellia coarctata Fernald & Weath.


Northern Iceland: Frequent
Northern Fennoscandia: Frequent
Kanin - Pechora: Rare
Svalbard - Franz Joseph Land: Rare
Polar Ural - Novaya Zemlya: Rare
Western Greenland: Scattered
Eastern Greenland: Scattered
Mid Arctic Tundra: Rare
Southern Arcti Tundra: Frequent
Shrub Tundra: Frequent
Bordering boreal or alpine areas: Frequent


2n= 42 (6x). - Europe (N), Greenland. - At least four reports, for P. coarctata (Iceland, Greenland) and P. retroflexa subsp. borealis (Norway).

Geography: Amphi-Atlantic: ICE NOR RUS GRL.

Notes: Subspecies borealis was originally described by Holmberg (1926) to encompass the northern Scandinavian plants that he found different from P. retroflexa (= P. capillaris). European authors have synonymized subsp. borealis with P. coarctata. Holmberg stated its southern limit in the Nordic area to be in the northern part of Nordland county in Norway and in the Faeroes Islands, i.e., including the plants of Iceland, the Faeroes, northern Fennoscandia and Russia, and subsequently also documented from Jan Mayen and Bear Island.

Higher Taxa