Panarctic Flora


580241a Salix lanata var. lanata


Northern Iceland: Frequent
Northern Fennoscandia: Frequent
Kanin - Pechora: Frequent
Svalbard - Franz Joseph Land: Rare
Polar Ural - Novaya Zemlya: Frequent
Yamal - Gydan: Frequent
Taimyr - Severnaya Zemlya: Scattered
Anabar - Onenyo: Rare
Mid Arctic Tundra: Rare
Southern Arcti Tundra: Frequent
Shrub Tundra: Frequent
Bordering boreal or alpine areas: Frequent


2n= 38 (2x). - Europe (N). - At least three reports.

Geography: European (N) - Asian (NW) & Asian (C): ICE NOR RUS SIB.

Notes: Argus, Skvortsov, and Elven: The Svalbard plant previously assigned to S. glauca, S. callicarpaea, or in the last decade to S. arctica (by Elven 1994; Elven and Elvebakk 1996; Pálsson 2000), very rarely flowers in nature (se www:\\ It was brought into cultivation in 2002, flowered, was examined by all of us, and proved to be S. lanata. The plant is very rare and has only been known from two localities 120 km apart, in one of these with a single plant (now dead, but documented in the herbaria before its demise), in the other with a few barely surviving shrubs. Plants from both sites belong to S. lanata, suggesting that this species previously may have had a larger range in Svalbard. We provisionally assign the Svalbard plant to var. lanata.

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