Panarctic Flora


344306 Alopecurus aequalis Sobol.


Northern Iceland: Frequent
Northern Fennoscandia: Scattered
Kanin - Pechora: Rare
Polar Ural - Novaya Zemlya: Rare
Yamal - Gydan: Rare
Taimyr - Severnaya Zemlya: Present only in the Borderline Arctic
Kharaulakh: Rare
West Chukotka: Rare
South Chukotka: Rare
Western Alaska: Rare
Northern Alaska - Yukon: Rare
Hudson Bay - Labrador: Rare
Western Greenland: Scattered
Eastern Greenland: Rare
Southern Arcti Tundra: Rare
Shrub Tundra: Frequent
Bordering boreal or alpine areas: Frequent


2n= 14 (2x). - Europe, Russia, Siberia, Far East, Alaska, Canada, Greenland. - Numerous reports.

Geography: Circumboreal-polar: ICE NOR RUS SIB RFE ALA CAN GRL.

Notes: Nikiforova (1990c) reported Alopecurus aequalis from all northern regions of Siberia but without map or specific records. Hultén and Fries (1986) mapped it from some arctic Siberian regions. These are included in the distributional table.

Löve and Löve (1975a) accepted three subspecies from the Arctic: subsp. aequalis throughout, subsp. amurensis from the Russian Far East (mapped as non-arctic by Hultén 1962), and subsp. aristulatus from the Russian Far East, Canada, and Greenland. The majority of authors, including Soreng et al. (2003) and Crins (2007b), do not recognize subspecies within this species even if much of the Beringian, Canadian, and Greenlandic material perhaps may deviate morphologically in some small features from the majority of the Eurasian material.

Higher Taxa