Cassiope tetragona subsp. saximontana

(Small) A. E. Porsild

Canad. Field-Naturalist 54: 68. 1940,.

Endemic
Basionyms: Cassiope saximontana Small in N. L. Britton et al., N. Amer. Fl. 29: 59. 1914
Synonyms: Cassiope tetragona var. saximontana (Small) C. L. Hitchcock
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 8. Treatment on page 447.

Leaves (3–) 5 (–6) mm. Pedicels to 8 mm, not extending beyond branch tips, usually to 3 times leaf length, not elongating in fruit. Corollas 4–6 mm.


Phenology: Flowering Jun–Aug.
Habitat: Rocky slopes and alpine tundra
Elevation: 1700-2800 m

Distribution

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Alta., B.C., N.W.T., Yukon, Alaska, Mont., Wash.

Discussion

Selected References

None.

Lower Taxa

None.

"/3" is not declared as a valid unit of measurement for this property.

Gary D. Wallace +
(Small) A. E. Porsild +
furrowed +  and smooth +
not flaky +
Cassiope saximontana +
0.3 cm3 mm <br />0.003 m <br /> (0.6 cm6 mm <br />0.006 m <br />) +
triangular +
expanded +
coriaceous +
1mm;1.5mm +
subglobose +  and ovoid +
0.3 cm3 mm <br />0.003 m <br /> (0.5 cm5 mm <br />0.005 m <br />) +
white +  and yellowish +
rotate to crateriform campanulate cylindric globose or urceolate +
0.4 cm4 mm <br />0.004 m <br /> (0.6 cm6 mm <br />0.006 m <br />) +
Alta. +, B.C. +, N.W.T. +, Yukon +, Alaska +, Mont. +  and Wash. +
1700-2800 m +
undifferentiated +
fusiform +
not enlarged +
unisexual +  and bisexual +
loculicidal +
Rocky slopes and alpine tundra +
multicellular +
4-ranked +  and imbricate +
0.5 cm5 mm <br />0.005 m <br /> (0.6 cm6 mm <br />0.006 m <br />) +
persistent +
5 cm50 mm <br />0.05 m <br /> (?) +
revolute;plane;toothed;entire;revolute;plane;toothed;entire +
parietal +, axile +  and placentation +
subglobose +  and ovoid +
tenuinucellate +  and unitegmic +
not elongating;0-3 times leaf length +
0 cm0 mm <br />0 m <br /> (0.8 cm8 mm <br />0.008 m <br />) +
0 cm0 mm <br />0 m <br /> (?) +
reduced +
not sticky +
Flowering Jun–Aug. +
4-5-carpellate +
Canad. Field-Naturalist +
distinct +
ellipsoid +  and ovoid +
distinct +
oblong-ovate +
0.2 cm2 mm <br />0.002 m <br /> (0.3 cm3 mm <br />0.003 m <br />) +
mat-forming +
prostrate +  and decumbent +
decumbent +  and erect +
peltate +  and capitate +
straight +
cylindric +
hairy +, glandular +  and glabrous +
Cassiope tetragona var. saximontana +
Cassiope tetragona subsp. saximontana +
Cassiope tetragona +
subspecies +
spreading +  and recurved +
achlorophyllous +  and chlorophyllous +
evergreen +, deciduous +  and perennial +
heterotrophic +, autotrophic +  and mycotrophic +