Panarctic Flora


580209 Salixnothula Andersson


Northern Fennoscandia: Scattered
Svalbard - Franz Joseph Land: Scattered
Northern arctic Tundra: Rare
Mid Arctic Tundra: Rare
Southern Arcti Tundra: Rare
Shrub Tundra: Scattered
Bordering boreal or alpine areas: Frequent

2n= 76 (4x). - Europe (Norway). - Borgen and Elven (1983). See also S. polaris.

Geography: European (N): NOR RUS.

Notes: The justification for inclusion of just this among the hundreds of reported Salix hybrids is that it is a tetraploid offspring from diploid and hexaploid parents (see Borgen and Elven 1983), with good seed production (Elven unpubl.) and probably reproductively isolated from both parents, and that it in northwestern Europe often occurs outside the ranges one or the other of its parents and seems to be self-sustaining.

Higher Taxa