Pedicularis lapponica

Linnaeus

Sp. Pl. 2: 609. 1753.

Common names: Lapland lousewort pédiculaire de Laponie
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 17. Treatment on page 526. Mentioned on page 512.

Plants 5–15 cm. Leaves: basal 0–4, blade lanceolate, 6–25 x 3–13 mm, 1-pinnatifid, margins of adjacent lobes nonoverlapping, serrate, surfaces glabrous; cauline 3–7, blade lanceolate, 10–35 x 2–6 mm, 1 (or 2) -pinnatifid, margins of adjacent lobes nonoverlapping, serrate, surfaces glabrous. Racemes simple, capitate, 1–3, exceeding basal leaves, each 6–12-flowered; bracts linear to triangular, 6–9 x 1–3 mm, undivided or 1-pinnatifid, proximal margins entire, distal serrate, surfaces glabrous. Pedicels 1–2 mm. Flowers: calyx 4–5.5 mm, glabrous, lobes 2, deltate, 0.2–1 mm, apex entire, glabrous; corolla 11–17 mm, tube yellow, 6–8 mm; galea yellow, 5–9 mm, beaked, beak straight, 0.5–2 mm, margins entire medially and distally, apex extending over abaxial lip; abaxial lip yellow, 4–7 mm. 2n = 16.


Phenology: Flowering Jun–Aug.
Habitat: Arctic-alpine tundras, heathlands, subarctic, moist hummocky tundras, hummocks, open white spruce and tamarack forests.
Elevation: 50–1200 m.

Distribution

Greenland, Man., Nfld. and Labr. (Labr.), N.W.T., Nunavut, Ont., Que., Yukon, Alaska, Europe, Asia

Discussion

W. J. Cody (2000) described the beak of Pedicularis lapponica as toothed, but this is a misinterpretation of its irregular fimbriate apex that sometimes appears to be toothed. Basal leaves are usually not present on herbarium material, but if present, they are often larger than the cauline leaves but otherwise similar in form.

Selected References

None.

Lower Taxa

None.

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0.4 cm4 mm <br />0.004 m <br /> (0.7 cm7 mm <br />0.007 m <br />) +
beakless +  and beaked +
Bruce W. Robart +
Linnaeus +
straight +
0.05 cm0.5 mm <br />5.0e-4 m <br /> (0.2 cm2 mm <br />0.002 m <br />) +
1 cm10 mm <br />0.01 m <br /> (3.5 cm35 mm <br />0.035 m <br />) +
1-pinnatifid;lanceolate;1-pinnatifid;lanceolate +
not leathery +  and not fleshy +
2mm;6mm +
0.6 cm6 mm <br />0.006 m <br /> (0.9 cm9 mm <br />0.009 m <br />) +
1-pinnatifid +, undivided +, linear +  and triangular +
0.1 cm1 mm <br />0.001 m <br /> (0.3 cm3 mm <br />0.003 m <br />) +
tubular +, campanulate +  and symmetric +
0.4 cm4 mm <br />0.004 m <br /> (0.55 cm5.5 mm <br />0.0055 m <br />) +
fleshy +  and woody +
whorled +  and alternate +
Lapland lousewort +  and pédiculaire de Laponie +
white +, yellow +, red +, purple +  and pink +
1.1 cm11 mm <br />0.011 m <br /> (1.7 cm17 mm <br />0.017 m <br />) +
Greenland +, Man. +, Nfld. and Labr. (Labr.) +, N.W.T. +, Nunavut +, Ont. +, Que. +, Yukon +, Alaska +, Europe +  and Asia +
50–1200 m. +
hairy +  and glabrous +
2 +  and 1 +
indehiscent +, septicidal +, loculicidal +  and dehiscence +
0.5 cm5 mm <br />0.005 m <br /> (0.9 cm9 mm <br />0.009 m <br />) +
Arctic-alpine tundras, heathlands, subarctic, moist hummocky tundras, hummocks, open white spruce and tamarack forests. +
axillary +  and terminal +
spiral +, whorled +, alternate +  and opposite +
deciduous +
basal +  and cauline +
deltate +
entire +  and serrate +
nonoverlapping +
crenate +  and serrate +
tenuinucellate +  and unitegmic +
campylotropous-like +
0.1 cm1 mm <br />0.001 m <br /> (0.2 cm2 mm <br />0.002 m <br />) +
Flowering Jun–Aug. +
6-12-flowered;simple +
5 +  and 100 +
5 +  and 2 +
subequal +
aerial +  and subterranean +
Woolly (?) +, Villous (?) +, Hispid (?) +  and Glabrous (?) +
glabrous;glabrous;glabrous +
Elephantella +  and Pediculariopsis +
Pedicularis lapponica +
Pedicularis +
species +
0.6 cm6 mm <br />0.006 m <br /> (0.8 cm8 mm <br />0.008 m <br />) +