Panarctic Flora


360911 Anemone multiceps (Greene) Standl.


East Chukotka: Rare
Western Alaska: Rare
Northern Alaska - Yukon: Rare
Southern Arcti Tundra: Rare
Shrub Tundra: Frequent
Bordering boreal or alpine areas: Frequent

2n= 16 (2x). - Far East (N), Alaska. - At least four reports.

Geography: Amphi-Beringian: RFE ALA CAN.

Notes: Elven and Murray: The combination Anemone drummondii subsp. heimburgeri Á. Löve & D. Löve (see Löve and Löve 1975a, 1976a) was intended to refer to the northwestern North American plant here entered as A. lithophila. The authors referred the reports of tetraploids under this name and those of diploids under A. multiceps, and they coined the combination in honour of Heimburger who documented the chromosome number difference. The type they chose was, however, from the western parts of the Seward Peninsula in Alaska, a region where only A. multiceps is known. The description and justification given for their race is exceptionally sparse - "This northern race has a filiform style, which is firm and not fragile as in the more southern typical subspecies" - and the meaning of the name must be based on the type. The type belongs to A. multiceps as does the name A. drummondii subsp. heimburgeri. This matter (and name) was not mentioned by Dutton et al. (1997).

Higher Taxa