Harrimanella stelleriana

(Pallas) Coville

Proc. Wash. Acad. Sci. 3: 574. 1901 ,.

Common names: Alaska moss heather
Basionym: Andromeda stelleriana Pallas Fl. Ross. 1(2): 58. 1789
Synonyms: Cassiope stelleriana (Pallas) de Candolle
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 8. Treatment on page 495.

Stems forming dense, soft mats; branches lax, tips ascending. Leaves divergent, not imbricate; blade linear-oblong, 3–5 × 1–2 mm, apex obtuse to broadly acute. Pedicels to 1 cm, barely exceeding leaves at anthesis. Flowers erect to horizontal; sepals oblong-ovate, ca. 3 mm; corolla white or tinged with pink, ca. 6 × 5 mm, lobes distinct for ca. 1/2+ their lengths, tips not recurved; stamens to 3 mm. Capsules 4–5 mm diam.

Phenology: Flowering Jun–Aug.
Habitat: Alpine meadows, rocky slopes, subalpine or alpine
Elevation: 0-1900 m


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B.C., Yukon, Alaska, Wash., Asia.


Selected References


Lower Taxa