Panarctic Flora


580101 Populus balsamifera L.


East Chukotka: Rare
Western Alaska: Rare
Northern Alaska - Yukon: Scattered
Central Canada: Rare
Hudson Bay - Labrador: Rare
Shrub Tundra: Rare
Bordering boreal or alpine areas: Frequent


2n= (1) 38 (2x). - Canada, U.S.A. - Several reports.
(2) 76 (4x). - Blackburn and Harrison (1924, for both P. balsamifera and P. tacamahaca, accidental tetraploids?).

Geography: Amphi-Beringian (E) - North American: RFE ALA CAN.

Notes: Katenin: Two populations of Populus balsamifera, previously assumed to be exclusively North American, have been found on the Penkigney and Senyavin bays in East Chukotka (Katenin 1980, 1993).

Higher Taxa