641045 Potentilla sp. "Varanger"
Northern Fennoscandia: Rare
Shrub Tundra: Rare
Bordering boreal or alpine areas: Rare
Geography: European (N): NOR.
Notes: The plants previously assigned to Potentilla subquinata from the Varanger Peninsula in northeastern Norway (e.g., by Hultén 1971b; Kurtto et al. 2004) combine characters of P. crantzii and P. nivea and form populations in a restricted area, mostly or entirely in the absence of P. nivea. Similar populations are known from both southern Norway and northern Scandinavia south of the arctic parts, in these cases as hybrid swarms in the presence of both assumed parents. This plant would probably merit rank as a hybrid species in the approach of Soják and Yurtsev but we are reluctant to accept it as more than local or regional, independently arisen biotypes.
- Potentilla [6410,genus]