Panarctic Flora


360910 Anemone lithophila Rydb.


Western Alaska: Scattered
Northern Alaska - Yukon: Frequent
Central Canada: Rare
Shrub Tundra: Rare
Bordering boreal or alpine areas: Rare


2n= 32 (4x). - Alaska. - Heimburger (1959, unpubl.); Boraiah and Heimburger (1964).

Geography: Cordilleran: ALA CAN.

Notes: Anemone drummondii S. Watson, Bot. California 2: 424 (1880), was described from California (U.S.A.), is amphi-Pacific, and is hexaploid: 48 (6x). - Heimburger (1959, 1961, 1962). The name A. drummondii subsp. heimburgeri Á. Löve & D. Löve has been misapplied for A. lithophila, see A. multiceps.

Elven and Murray: Differences in shape and pubescence characters are reported between the Californian A. drummondii s. str. and the Cordilleran A. lithophila. Californian and Cordilleran (incl. Alaskan) plants are morphologically distinctly different. They are also reported with different chromosome numbers (but opposite to what was reported by Dutton et al. 1997) and seem to be allopatric.

Higher Taxa