Papaver lapponicum

(Tolmatchew) Nordhagen

Bergens Mus. Årbok 2: 45. 1931.

Illustrated
Basionym: Papaver radicatum subsp. lapponicum Tolmatchew Bot. Mater. Gerb. Glavn. Bot. Sada RSFSR 4: 86. 1923
Synonyms: Papaver hultenii Knaben Papaver hultenii var. salmonicolor Hultén
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 3.

Plants loosely cespitose, to 3.5 (seldom less than 2) dm. Leaves to 12 cm; petiole 1/2-3/4 length of leaf; blade green to gray-green on both surfaces, lanceolate, 1-2×-lobed with 2-3 pairs of primary lateral lobes; surfaces hirsute, sometimes densely so, with long white trichomes; primary lobes lanceolate, mostly divided, apex obtuse or acute to acuminate, frequently bristle-tipped. Inflorescences: scapes erect, straight, generally longer than 20 cm, glabrate to hispid. Flowers to 3.5 cm diam.; petals yellow, sometimes distally tinged with pink; anthers yellow; stigmas 5-7, disc convex. Capsules oblong-ellipsoid, to 2 cm, 1-2.5 times longer than broad, strigose with brown trichomes. 2n = 42 (as P. hultenii), 56.


Phenology: Flowering Jun–Aug.
Habitat: Mesic tundra and in sand and gravel of floodplain terraces and shorelines
Elevation: 0-1000 m

Distribution

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B.C., Nfld. and Labr. (Nfld.), N.W.T., Que., Yukon, Alaska, Eurasia (northernmost Norway and Russia)

Discussion

We recognize Papaver lapponicum in a much narrower sense than did G. Knaben (1959). Much further study is needed to assess the relationships of North American populations with several taxa from the Russian Far East. Plants with rose-colored petals have been distinguished as A. lapponicum var. salmonicolor (P. alboroseum of some authors, not Hultén). Such specimens from arctic Alaska appear to be the same as P. shamurinii Petrovsky from Russia. Knowledge of P. lapponicum from Greenland, where evidently it also occurs, is inadequate to permit an accurate account of its distribution there.

Selected References

None.

Lower Taxa

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... more about "Papaver lapponicum"
bristle-tipped +
Acute (?) +  and Acuminate (?) +
(Tolmatchew) Nordhagen +
Papaver radicatum subsp. lapponicum +
palmate +  and subpalmate +
green +  and gray-green +
1-2×-lobed +  and lanceolate +
1-2.5 times longer than broad +
oblong-ellipsoid +
0 cm0 mm <br />0 m <br /> (2 cm20 mm <br />0.02 m <br />) +
sessile +  and subsessile +
B.C. +, Nfld. and Labr. (Nfld.) +, N.W.T. +, Que. +, Yukon +, Alaska +  and Eurasia (northernmost Norway and Russia) +
0-1000 m +
yellow +  and white +
sessile +, pedicellate +  and symmetric +
0 cm0 mm <br />0 m <br /> (3.5 cm35 mm <br />0.035 m <br />) +
transverse +, poricidal +, valvate +  and dehiscence +
Mesic tundra and in sand and gravel of floodplain terraces and shorelines +
paniculate +  and racemose +
terminal +  and axillary +
sessile +, petiolate +  and simple +
alternate +  and opposite or whorled +
cauline +  and basal +
incised +, scalloped +, toothed +  and entire +
multilocular +
distinct +
2 times number of sepals +
1/2 length of leaf;3/4 length of leaf +
Flowering Jun–Aug. +
3-18[-22]-carpellate +
divided +  and lanceolate +
Bergens Mus. Årbok +
red +, orange +  and white +
straight +
glabrate +  and hispid +
20 cm200 mm <br />0.2 m <br /> (?) +
carunculate +  and arillate +
distinct +
obovate +
Illustrated +
decumbent +, spreading +  and erect +
deciduous +  and persistent +
Papaver hultenii +  and Papaver hultenii var. salmonicolor +
Papaver lapponicum +
Papaver sect. Meconella +
species +
plant +  and cespitose +