Panarctic Flora


580248 Salix phylicifolia L.


Northern Iceland: Frequent
Northern Fennoscandia: Frequent
Kanin - Pechora: Frequent
Polar Ural - Novaya Zemlya: Frequent
Yamal - Gydan: Scattered
Taimyr - Severnaya Zemlya: Rare
Southern Arcti Tundra: Scattered
Shrub Tundra: Frequent
Bordering boreal or alpine areas: Frequent

2n= 114 (6x). - Europe (N, C), Russia. - Numerous reports.
Not included: A report of 2n = 38 (2x) from Scandinavia (Marklund in Löve and Löve 1942b, included by Skvortsov PAF proposal and other sources) must be based on something else, perhaps Salix arbuscula or S. starkeana, both of which are often confused with S. phylicifolia in Scandinavia. More enigmatic are several old reports of the number 2n = 88 (Blackburn and Harrison 1924; Holmberg 1931, probably a secondary report; Wilkinson 1944; Fedorova-Sarkissova 1946). This number is otherwise known only from one other northern species, S. triandra. A mistake is only remotely possible.

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

Higher Taxa