Panarctic Flora


470301 Hylotelephium telephium (L.) H. Ohba


Kanin - Pechora: Persistent (Adventive)
West Chukotka: Rare
South Chukotka: Present only in the Borderline Arctic
Shrub Tundra: Rare
Bordering boreal or alpine areas: Scattered

2n= (1) 22-24 24 (4x). - Europe (N, C), Russia, Far East (N). - Several reports.
(2) 30 (5x). - Europe (C). - Grulich (1984).
(3) 36 (6x). - Europe (W, C), Canada (E). - At least four reports.
(4) 48 (8x). - Europe (C). - Several reports.

Geography: European - Asian: RUS* RFE.

Notes: Hylotelephium telephium is considered specifically different from H. maximum (L.) Holub, and Sedum purpureum is a synonym of the former name. The species or species group is complicated. The adventive plants in northern European Russia probably belong to H. telephium s. str., whereas the native plants of Siberia (non-arctic) and the Russian Far East may belong to different species or races. Peschkova (1994c) accepted two species in the group from Siberia: Sedum [Hylotelephium telephium] and the non-arctic S. [H. sukaczevii] Maximova, Novosti Sist. Vyssh. Rast. 1968: 147 (1968), and she discussed the large variation in Siberia.

Higher Taxa