Panarctic Flora


361001 Clematis sibirica Mill.


Kanin - Pechora: Rare
Polar Ural - Novaya Zemlya: Rare
Taimyr - Severnaya Zemlya: Rare
Kharaulakh: Rare
Shrub Tundra: Rare
Bordering boreal or alpine areas: Frequent

2n= 16 (2x). - Europe (E), Russia, Siberia. - Numerous reports.

Geography: European (N) & European (E) - Asian (N/C): RUS SIB.

Notes: The prevalent European view has been to treat the northern and eastern Clematis sibirica as a race (subspecies) of C. alpina Mill. Clematis alpina s. str. is European Alpine. The two taxa differ in morphology, albeit in few characters, and are geographically separate. We have found no report of transitions and accept two species. The priority species names for the northern species, depending on genus, are Clematis sibirica Mill. or Atragene speciosa Weinm.

Higher Taxa