Papaver radicatum subsp. polare
Bot. Mater. Gerb. Glavn. Bot. Sada RSFSR 4: 87. 1923
Phenology: Flowering Jun–Jul.
Habitat: Largely unvegetated, rocky tundra and clayey soils of the northernmost arctic islands
Elevation: 0-1000 m
Similar but poorly known plants from the highest elevations of the St. Elias and Richardson mountains may belong here. Papaver uschakovii Tolmatchew & Petrovsky from arctic Russia also appears to fall within the range of variation described here. Knowledge of this subspecies in Greenland, where evidently it also occurs, is inadequate to permit an accurate account of its distribution there. The names P. dahlianum Nordhagen and P. radicatum subsp. dahlianum (Nordhagen) Rändel, which apply to plants from northernmost Norway and Svalbard, have been applied also to North American specimens of P. radicatum subsp. polare. It may be that these entities are in fact the same, or that P. radicatum subsp. polare occurs also in northern Scandinavia along with distinct P. dahlianum, but present knowledge is insufficient for a definite determination.
If this taxon, as here circumscribed, is recognized instead at species rank, the correct name is Papaver cornwallisensis.
|Distribution||N.W.T. + and circumpolar. +|
|Elevation||0-1000 m +|
|Habitat||Largely unvegetated, rocky tundra and clayey soils of the northernmost arctic islands +|
|Illustrator||John Myers +|
|Phenology||Flowering Jun–Jul. +|
|Publication title||Bot. Mater. Gerb. Glavn. Bot. Sada RSFSR +|
|Publication year||1923 +|
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|Synonyms||Papaver cornwallisense + and Papaver polare +|
|Taxon family||Papaveraceae +|
|Taxon name||Papaver radicatum subsp. polare +|
|Taxon parent||Papaver radicatum +|
|Taxon rank||subspecies +|
|Volume||Volume 3 +|