Panarctic Flora


580215 Salix brachycarpa var. brachycarpa] Nutt.


Central Canada: Rare
Hudson Bay - Labrador: Rare
Shrub Tundra: Rare
Bordering boreal or alpine areas: Frequent

2n= (1) 38 (2x). - Canada. - At least three reports.
(2) 40 (2x). - Canada, U.S.A.? - Argus (1965); Gervais et al. (1999).
The reports of 2n = 40 are interesting. This number may be aneuploid or may represent a different base number (x = 20).

Geography: North American (N): CAN.

Notes: Argus (2010) also accepted a var. psammophila Raup from Saskatchewan.

Argus: Salix brachycarpa enters the Arctic only along the coast of Hudson Bay in Manitoba and Ontario and on the Quebec coast of James Bay from about 54N to Pte. Louis-XIV.

Argus and Skvortsov: Reports from Asia are referable to S. niphoclada.

Higher Taxa