Panarctic Flora


470201a Rhodiola rosea subsp. rosea L.


Northern Iceland: Frequent
Northern Fennoscandia: Frequent
Kanin - Pechora: Frequent
Svalbard - Franz Joseph Land: Rare
Polar Ural - Novaya Zemlya: Frequent
Yamal - Gydan: Presence uncertain
Central Canada: Rare
Hudson Bay - Labrador: Rare
Western Greenland: Frequent
Eastern Greenland: Frequent
Mid Arctic Tundra: Scattered
Southern Arcti Tundra: Frequent
Shrub Tundra: Frequent
Bordering boreal or alpine areas: Frequent

2n= 22 (2x, x = 11). - Europe, Russia, Canada, Greenland. - Numerous reports.

Geography: Amphi-Atlantic - European & Asian (C): ICE NOR RUS SIB? CAN GRL.

Notes: Korobkov (PAF proposal) synonymized Rhodiola arctica with R. rosea s. str. Rhodiola arctica (R. rosea subsp. arctica) occurs in the arctic and northern alpine parts of the range of R. rosea, mainly in northern Europe. High mountain plants of Fennoscandia are inseparable morphologically from the arctic plants. Transition to R. rosea s. str. is gradual. We agree that it probably is not appropriate to accept an arctic and high-alpine European race.

Higher Taxa