342628 Poa abbreviata R. Br.
- R. Br., Chlor. Melvill.: 29 (1823). Holotype (BM): Canada: the Northwest Territories?, Melville Island the Winter Harbour area, 1819-1820, leg. Mr. G. Fisher.
Geography: Nearly circumpolar-alpine.
Notes: The two subspecies, one arctic circumpolar and one Cordilleran, are rather different (Soreng et al. 2003; Soreng 2007). Transitional forms have not been reported. Specific rank (as Poa abbreviata and P. pattersonii) is the alternative.