Dryas integrifolia Vahl subsp. integrifolia

Desjardins, Émilie, Lai, Sandra, Payette, Serge, Dubé, Martin, Sokoloff, Paul C., St-Louis, Annie, Poulin, Marie-Pier, Legros, Jade, Sirois, Luc, Vézina, François, Tam, Andrew & Berteaux, Dominique, 2021, Survey of the vascular plants of Alert (Ellesmere Island, Canada), a polar desert at the northern tip of the Americas, Check List 17 (1), pp. 181-225 : 214

publication ID

https://doi.org/ 10.15560/17.1.181

DOI

https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.5464668

persistent identifier

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scientific name

Dryas integrifolia Vahl subsp. integrifolia
status

 

Dryas integrifolia Vahl subsp. integrifolia

Figure 15A–C

Materials examined. CANADA – Nunavut • Ellesmere Island, CFS Alert ; 82°28′34″N, 062°26′49″W; 128 m a.s.l.; 2 Jul. 2019; habitat: barren ground, with till and rocks as substrates, and sparse dominance of Saxifraga oppositifolia ; QFA0635001 View Materials GoogleMaps .

Identification. Plants 3–8 cm high; dwarf shrubs. Taproots and rhizomes present. Branches prostrate, sometimes rooting at nodes. Leaves evergreen; basal and cauline; isomorphic; alternate; petiolate. Stipules green or brown; hairy. Petioles 2–5 mm long; hairy, with white hairs. Leaf blades 4–9 mm long, 1–3 mm wide; lanceolate; bases cordate or truncate; unlobed; abaxial surface tomentose, with white hairs; adaxial surface shiny dark green, glabrous or sparsely hairy on the midvein; margins entire or slightly crenate, revolute, and glabrous; apices acute. Inflorescence a solitary flower. Pedicels 15– 25 mm long; erect; hairy with woolly hyaline hairs and dark purple glandular hairs. Epicalyx absent. Sepals 7 or 8; 3–7 mm long, 1–2 mm wide; linear or lanceolate; dark green; surface hairy, with woolly hyaline hairs and dark purple glandular hairs; margins ciliate; apices acute. Petals 8; 7–11 mm long, 3–5 mm wide; obtrullate or obovate; unlobed; white or ivory. Androecium with 40–70 stamens and 0.5–0.9 mm long anthers. Gynoecium consisting of numerous separate carpels, with 5–6 mm long conical styles. Fruit an achene, with elongate plumose styles.

CFS

Canadian Forest Service, Pacific Forest Research Centre

Kingdom

Plantae

Phylum

Tracheophyta

Class

Magnoliopsida

Order

Rosales

Family

Rosaceae

Genus

Dryas