Panarctic Flora


343227 Puccinellia vahliana (Liebm.) Scribn. & Merr.


Svalbard - Franz Joseph Land: Frequent
Polar Ural - Novaya Zemlya: Frequent
Northern Alaska - Yukon: Rare
Central Canada: Frequent
Hudson Bay - Labrador: Scattered
Ellesmere Island: Frequent
Western Greenland: Scattered
Eastern Greenland: Scattered
Polar desert: Frequent
Northern arctic Tundra: Frequent
Mid Arctic Tundra: Frequent
Southern Arcti Tundra: Scattered
Shrub Tundra: Rare

2n= 14 (2x). - Europe (N), Canada, Greenland. - Several reports.

Geography: North American (N) - amphi-Atlantic: NOR RUS ALA CAN GRL.

Notes: The main range of Puccinellia vahliana is in the non-Beringian regions. It is confirmed from northern Alaska eastwards across Canada, Greenland, Svalbard, and Franz Joseph Land, to Novaya Zemlya. Records from other areas and from non-arctic localities (e.g., the southern Yukon Territory: Cody 1996; Davis and Consaul 2007) should be re-checked. It is also reported from a few, very scattered localities in northern Siberia. In view of the polymorphy within its known range, these and records of related local Russian species should be critically compared with a larger material of P. vahliana.

Higher Taxa