Papaver macounii subsp. discolor

(Hultén) Rändel ex D. F. Murray

Novon 5: 294. 1995.

Illustrated
Basionym: Papaver macounii var. discolor Hultén Fl. Alaska Yukon 5: 803. 1945
Synonyms: Papaver keelei D. Löve Papaver scammanianum
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 3.

Plants slender, to 4 dm, persistent leaf-bases few, flexible, lanceolate, ciliate, glabrous to hispid. Leaves to 12 cm; blade green or light green abaxially, dark green adaxially, with 2-3 pairs of primary lateral lobes; surfaces glabrate to densely pilose, trichomes light-brown. Inflorescences: scapes glabrate to hispid with appressed and spreading trichomes. Flowers to 5 cm diam.; petals yellow or very rarely pink; anthers yellow; stigmas 4-6, disc conic-umbonate. Capsules clavate, to 2.5 cm, sparsely to sometimes densely strigose. 2n = 28, 70 (as P. radicatum Rottb. s.l.).


Phenology: Flowering Jun–Aug.
Habitat: Mesic arctic and alpine tundra and meadows
Elevation: 0-1200 m

Distribution

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N.W.T., Yukon, Alaska, Russian Far East

Discussion

If this taxon is recognized at species rather than subspecies rank, the correct name is Papaver keelei. Specimens of P. paucistaminum Tolmatchew & Petrovsky from Chukotka in the Russian Far East fall within the range of variation described here.

Selected References

None.

Lower Taxa

None.
Obtuse (?) +  and Acute (?) +
(Hultén) Rändel ex D. F. Murray +
Papaver macounii var. discolor +
palmate +  and subpalmate +
dark green +, light green +  and green +
1-2×-lobed +  and lanceolate +
4+ times longer than broad +
0 cm0 mm <br />0 m <br /> (2.5 cm25 mm <br />0.025 m <br />) +
conic-umbonate +
sessile +  and subsessile +
N.W.T. +, Yukon +, Alaska +  and Russian Far East +
0-1200 m +
yellow +  and white +
sessile +, pedicellate +  and symmetric +
0 cm0 mm <br />0 m <br /> (5 cm50 mm <br />0.05 m <br />) +
transverse +, poricidal +, valvate +  and dehiscence +
Mesic arctic and alpine tundra and meadows +
paniculate +  and racemose +
terminal +  and axillary +
glabrous +  and hispid +
lanceolate +
sessile +, petiolate +  and simple +
alternate +  and opposite or whorled +
cauline +  and basal +
incised +, scalloped +, toothed +  and entire +
multilocular +
distinct +
2 times number of sepals +
0 length of leaf;3/4 length of leaf +
Flowering Jun–Aug. +
3-18[-22]-carpellate +
strap--shaped +  and lanceolate +
red +, orange +  and white +
glabrate +  and hispid +
carunculate +  and arillate +
distinct +
obovate +
Illustrated +
decumbent +, spreading +  and erect +
deciduous +  and persistent +
glabrate +  and densely pilose +
Papaver keelei +  and Papaver scammanianum +
Papaver macounii subsp. discolor +
Papaver macounii +
subspecies +