Phyllodoce aleutica

(Sprengel) A. Heller

Muhlenbergia 1: 1. 1900 ,.

Common names: Aleutian mountain heather
Basionyms: Menziesia aleutica Sprengel Syst. Veg. 2: 202. 1825
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 8. Treatment on page 476. Mentioned on page 477, 478.

Plants ascending or erect, branched, 1–2.5 dm; young branches glandular, older branches glabrous. Leaves spreading, not imbricate; blade linear, 4–12 × 1–1.1 mm, margins serrulate, surfaces often glandular. Inflorescences umbellate or corymbiform, 1–14-flowered. Pedicels 10 mm, glandular; bracteoles 2. Flowers nodding; sepals linear to linear-lanceolate, 2.5–3.5 mm, margins ciliate, glandular-hairy abaxially; corolla yellow or yellowish green, urceolate, constricted at mouth, 5–8 mm, glabrous, lobes reflexed, ca. 1 mm; stamens 9–10, included; filaments 1.5–2 mm, glabrous; anthers brown on drying, 0.3–0.5 mm; ovary globose, 1.5–2 mm, glandular-hairy; style included, 2–3 mm. Capsules 5-valved, broadly ovoid, 3–4 × 2.5–3.5 mm, glandular-hairy.


Phenology: Flowering Jun–Aug.
Habitat: Tundra heaths and snowbanks
Elevation: 0-1700 m

Discussion

E. Hultén (1941–1950, vol. 8) reported hybrids between Phyllodoce aleutica and P. caerulea from the Aleutian Islands, and between P. aleutica and P. granduliflora from the Alaska mainland.

Selected References

None.

Lower Taxa

None.

... more about "Phyllodoce aleutica"
John G. Packer +  and A. Joyce Gould +
(Sprengel) A. Heller +
furrowed +  and smooth +
not flaky +
Menziesia aleutica +
0.4 cm4 mm <br />0.004 m <br /> (1.2 cm12 mm <br />0.012 m <br />) +
acicular;plane +
coriaceous +
1mm;1.1mm +
older +  and young +
0.3 cm3 mm <br />0.003 m <br /> (0.4 cm4 mm <br />0.004 m <br />) +
glandular-hairy +
0.25 cm2.5 mm <br />0.0025 m <br /> (0.35 cm3.5 mm <br />0.0035 m <br />) +
Aleutian mountain heather +
yellowish green +  and yellow +
rotate to crateriform campanulate cylindric globose or urceolate +
constricted +
0.5 cm5 mm <br />0.005 m <br /> (0.8 cm8 mm <br />0.008 m <br />) +
Alaska +  and e Asia +
0-1700 m +
undifferentiated +
fusiform +
0.15 cm1.5 mm <br />0.0015 m <br /> (0.2 cm2 mm <br />0.002 m <br />) +
broadly ovoid;globose +
Tundra heaths and snowbanks +
multicellular +
1-14-flowered +, corymbiform +  and umbellate +
terminal +  and axillary +
not imbricate +
persistent +
glandular-hairy +
revolute;plane;toothed;entire;revolute;plane;toothed;entire +
parietal +, axile +  and placentation +
glandular-hairy +
globose +
0.15 cm1.5 mm <br />0.0015 m <br /> (0.2 cm2 mm <br />0.002 m <br />) +
tenuinucellate +  and unitegmic +
10 cm100 mm <br />0.1 m <br /> (?) +
reduced +
not sticky +
Flowering Jun–Aug. +
4-5-carpellate +
Muhlenbergia +
distinct +
not tailed +  and ellipsoid +
linear +  and linear-lanceolate +
0.25 cm2.5 mm <br />0.0025 m <br /> (0.35 cm3.5 mm <br />0.0035 m <br />) +
procumbent +  and prostrate +
creeping +  and sprawling +
spreading +  and erect +
peltate +  and capitate +
straight +
0.2 cm2 mm <br />0.002 m <br /> (0.3 cm3 mm <br />0.003 m <br />) +
Undefined tribe Empetraceae +
Phyllodoce aleutica +
Phyllodoce +
species +
evergreen +, deciduous +  and perennial +
heterotrophic +, autotrophic +  and mycotrophic +
erect +  and ascending +