344401 Schizachne purpurascens (Torr.) Swallen
Hudson Bay - Labrador: Rare
Shrub Tundra: Rare
Bordering boreal or alpine areas: Frequent
- Swallen, J. Wash. Acad. Sci. 18: 204 (1928). - Trisetum purpurascens Torr., Fl. N. Middle United States 1: 127 (1823). Described from New York and Massachusetts (U.S.A.) and from Quebec (Canada). Four syntypes from four localities are cited. No lectotype has been chosen but most probably the type should be from Canada: Quebec, "a sinu Hudsonis per tractum montium ad Canadem", 1792, leg. Michaux.
- ?Schizachne komarovii Roshev., Fl. URSS 2: 544 (1934). Described from near Ganal village in Kamtchatka (the Russian Far East). Type in LE.
20 (2x). - Far East, Canada?, U.S.A. - At least five reports.
Geography: Asian (NE) & North American: CAN.
Notes: Schizachne purpurascens is reported from several places in or near the Arctic in the surroundings of the Hudson and Ungava bays (Scoggan 1978b; Porsild and Cody 1980). It approaches the Arctic in the Brooks Range in northern Alaska (found 2002, ALA, O). The Kamtchatkan S. komarovii probably belongs within S. purpurascens.
- Schizachne [3444,genus]