410202 Bistorta elliptica (Willd. ex Spreng.) Kom. ex V.V. Petrovsky, D.F. Murray & Elven
Northern Fennoscandia: Scattered
Kanin - Pechora: Scattered
Polar Ural - Novaya Zemlya: Scattered
Yamal - Gydan: Scattered
Taimyr - Severnaya Zemlya: Scattered
Mid Arctic Tundra: Presence uncertain
Southern Arcti Tundra: Frequent
Shrub Tundra: Frequent
Bordering boreal or alpine areas: Frequent
- V.V. Petrovsky, D.F. Murray & Elven, J. Bot. Res. Inst. Texas 2: 435 (2008). - Polygonum ellipticum Willd. ex Spreng., Syst. Veg. 2: 253 (1825). Described from Yakutia (Siberia). - Polygonum bistorta subsp. ellipticum (Willd.) V.V. Petrovsky, Fl. Arct. URSS 5: 176 (1966). - Bistorta major subsp. elliptica (Willd.) Soják, Preslia 46: 152 (1974).
- Polygonum bistorta subsp. bistorta auct. ross. - Bistorta major subsp. major auct. ross.
46-48. - Russia (N). - Sokolovskaya (1968).
Geography: European (NE) - Asian (N/C): RUS SIB.
Notes: Murray and Elven: Our new combination validates Bistorta elliptica Kom., Fl. URSS 5: 677 (1936), in syn.
Tzvelev and Yurtsev: There are good reasons to believe that the name elliptica is available for this western species. Polygonum ellipticum was described from non-arctic parts of the Lena River area. In the arctic regions, the limit between the western and the eastern species runs in Taimyr but farther south P. elliptica occurs in the mountains and their surroundings all the way east to the Okhotsk Sea.
Murray and Elven: A look at the type would be nice. The northern Lena River material belongs to B. plumosa (field observations and collections 2004 by Elven and Solstad).
- Bistorta [4102,genus]